About Demi Sec

About Demi Sec
Demi-Sec, literally "half-dry" is a term used in Champagne. Although called half-dry, a demi-sec Champagne is medium sweet, as it is legally defined as having between 33 to 50 grams of residual sugar. Thus a demi-sec is too sweet for the dinner table, but works well with pastries and cakes.

Once popular, it has declined in sales, as consumers prefer drier Champagnes.

Top Picks for Demi Sec

Luc Belaire NV Luxe Rosé Sparkling France
86 points
$29.99
Coral orange color. Interesting aromas and flavors of dried apricot, walnut, thyme, and olive-studded baguette with a crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish manifesting shades of lime spritzed watermelon and buckwheat crepe. A nicely nuanced demi-sec that will be a great choice for spicy fare and or a festive aperitif.
86 points $29.99
Luc Belaire NV Rare Sparkling Rosé France
85 points
$29.99
Bright salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of compressed watermelon, ripe guava, roasted red pepper, and pomegranate husk with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish imparting shades of mango lassi, green peppercorns, and taro custard with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruity sparkling pleaser for the Rose All Day type.
85 points $29.99
Luc Belaire NV Rare Luxe Sparkling France
85 points
$29.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of white grape jelly, allspice, key lime, coriander seed, and lanolin with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a tingling, buoyant toast with apple butter finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An off-dry chardonnay sparkler that will be a well received holiday toaster.
85 points $29.99