Disgorging the bottles

Dosage

 

When we disgorge the bottles, we add the dosage, the final touch.

At Larmandier-Bernier, no secret recipe: once again, our ambition is to allow the terroir to express itself. After all the care lavished on our wines, starting in the vineyard, we are not going to add anything which might go against them.

While most brut Champagnes are dosed at around 12 grams per litre, we never exceed 4 grams for our cuvées. For the 'Terre de Vertus', it's simple: we add no sugar at all. Generally speaking, there is about 1 gram of residual sugar anyway. We prefer to favour the maturity of the grapes and their natural sugar rather than adding sugar when the bottles are disgorged and running the risk of making the Champagne heavier and losing sight of the terroir.

 

Dosage table

Official name

Sugar
(grams per litre)

Champagne
Larmandier-Bernier

Brut nature

< 3 g/l

Terre de Vertus

0 g/l

Extra-brut

0 à 6 g/l

Vieille Vigne du Levant

Les Chemins d’Avize

Rosé de Saignée

Longitude

Latitude

2 g/l

2 g/l

3 g/l

4 g/l

4 g/l

Brut

0 à 12 g/l

 

 

Extra-dry

12 à 20 g/l

 

 

Sec

17 à 35 g/l

 

 

Demi-sec

33 à 50 g/l

 

 

Doux

> 50 g/l

 

 

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