Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec Front Label
Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec Front Label

Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec

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Laurent-Perrier has been producing a Demi-Sec since the 19th century, when it was known as "Laurent-Perrier Excellent". Today it is heralded by connoisseurs for its diverse food pairing opportunities.

The general movement towards dryer wines along with the custom of drinking Champagne as an aperitif, has generalized the consumption of brut. But many wine-lovers still enjoy the softness and the gentle reminder of past pleasures provided by a Demi-Sec, especially when served with a dessert.

More than 55 crus make up the blend. Typically, Laurent-Perrier incorporates 10% to 20% of reserve wines into the blend, though some years this is higher. The second fermentation on its lees lasts at least three years. The dosage used is a liqueur made from sugar and wine from the same batch. Roughly 45 grams of this liqueur per liter are required.

Its bright, shining color is a fairly deep golden hue. Its nose is intense, with a range of aromas, such as dried fruit, almonds and hazelnuts, with grilled and toasted hints. After a little aging, these will evolve to even deeper aromas of honey and pine resin. The richness of the Demi-Sec naturally calls for sweet dessert dishes, such as pastries or chocolate, enhancing them with considerable depth.

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A heady style of Champagne, this uses sweetness to bring up the fruit flavors, so it tastes like an off-dry riesling on limestone. The scents bring ginger and cider apple, while the finish is richer, with flavors of peaches and cream. It ends with enough acidity to match a fruit and cheese plate.

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Established in 1812, Champagne Laurent-Perrier has a long tradition of innovation in Champagne and can be credited with many of the ideas that have defined Champagne production since the mid 20th century. Laurent-Perrier was among the first to introduce stainless steel fermentation tanks to the region in the 1950s, resurrected the non-dosage Champagne category with the introduction of Ultra Brut in 1981, and sparked the revival of non-vintage rosé Champagne in 1968 despite the opinion of other producers that non-vintage rosés were not to be taken seriously. Today, Laurent Perrier's iconic Cuvée Rosé remains the benchmark for non-vintage rosé champagne. 

Laurent-Perrier has become one of the international leaders in Champagne based entirely on the quality of the wines and core values as a company. Laurent-Perrier is still a family-controlled business and makes nothing other than champagne. The house prides itself on quality and consistency, attributable to having only 3 chefs de caves since 1949.

Laurent-Perrier's house style emphasizes freshness, elegance, and finesse across its entire range of champagnes. None of the wines are aged in oak, and Laurent-Perrier makes fewer single-vintage wines than many other houses. The art of blending - not just of grapes but of years, as well - is fundamental to champagne. At Laurent-Perrier, even our prestige cuvée Grand Siècle is never a single vintage wine, but always a blend of three complementary vintage years, essentially "creating" the perfect year. 

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