Although there are lots of fantastic white, red and pink wines from all over the world, Champagne is hands-down the king of wines. There’s nothing like a slim flute glass showcasing those fantastic bubble streams finding their way to the surface while releasing the most attractive fruit and baked bread aromas. That’s Champagne, and we love it!
Champagne also comes in different sweetness levels, and the most appealing is sweet Champagne. Sweet-tasting Champagne is thirst-quenching and crowd-pleasing, so here are the most common questions about the sweet fizzy wine. Let’s get started!
What is a sweet Champagne, anyway?
Champagne, in general, is a French sparkling wine made only in the region of the same name. Here, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier grapes are grown in the chilliest environment to produce highly acidic and concentrated grapes.
Winemakers use those grapes to make regular wine and then ferment the wine again in a bottle to give the already tasty wine its fizzy personality. Just before capping the bottles with a cork and a wire cage (called muselet), producers adjust the wine’s sweetness with a pinch of grape concentrate. That’s where the sweetness comes into play.
What are the sweet Champagne types?
There are many ways of classifying Champagne, and one of them is by its sweetness levels. From dry to sweet, these are the terms you’ll commonly find in the labels:
- Brut Nature (0-3 grams of sugar per liter — this is bone dry Champagne)
- Extra Brut
- Extra Dry
- Doux (over 50 grams of sugar per liter! Rarely produced today.)
These are the sweetness levels in Champagne and apply to all styles, from cheap Champagne to authentic collector’s items.
What is the best sweet Champagne?
Here’s the thing. For Champagne, we all have our preferences. You might like Veuve Clicquot or the fantastic Dom Perignon, but they’re on the dry side of the spectrum. For sweetness, though, you’ll surely enjoy California’s own Korbel Extra Dry, the best sweet Champagne made outside of France.
Which Champagne is the sweetest?
Producers label the sweetest Champagnes as Extra Dry or Demi-Sec, and there are many sweet Champagne brands. Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec, Schramsberg Cremant Demi-Sec, Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé, Pommery Blue Sky Demi-Sec or Korbel Extra Dry. Choose your favorite; they’re all wonderful!
If you’re looking for a sweet, bubbly drink, check out JuiceFly’s Prosecco selection, too. These might not be Champagne, but they’re equally enjoyable, and they’re always sweeter than most Champagne. After decades of immense popularity, the Italian classic is coming back in full force.
Good Sweet Champagne Abound. The Best Tasting Sweet Champagne? That’s up to You.
What all Champagne and sparkling wine have in common is that it’s easy to enjoy. You don’t have to overthink it. Find a brand and a style you like and stick to it. Of course, don’t miss out on any opportunity to try different House styles and brands.
The best sweet Champagne is the one you like the most. Satisfy all your wine needs with JuiceFly. The easiest way to get wine in LA. Let’s pop open some bubbles and enjoy the fizz.