Dosage-Sugar

Dosage is the addition of a liqueur de dosage, also known as liqueur d'expédition. The liqueur is a mixture of the owners wine and usually cane sugar, but some producers say beet sugar is better. The mixtures are closely guarded secrets.

Dosage liqueur generally contains 500-750 grams of sugar per litre. The quan-tity of dosage liqueur, and therefore sugar content in the finished wine, varies according to the style of Champagne and the producer.

: douxmore than 50 grams of sugar per litre

demi-sec32-50 grams of sugar per litresec17-32 grams of sugar per litre extra dry12-17 grams of sugar per litre

brutless than 12 grams of sugar per litre

extra brutless than 6 grams of sugar per litre

brut nature, pas dosé or dosage zéro less than 3 grams of sugar per litre and no added sugar.