Full Review

Luc Belaire

Luc Belaire
NV Rare Luxe Sparkling, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Turkey

Category: Demi Sec

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Luc Belaire
NV Rare Luxe Sparkling, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Turkey

Category: Demi Sec

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 4%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white grape jelly, allspice, key lime, coriander seed, and lanolin
Taste Flavor: toast with apple butter
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Meatballs, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An off-dry chardonnay sparkler that will be a well received holiday toaster.

The Producer or Importer

Sovereign Brands

The Producer or  Importer
383 W Broadway
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New York, NY 10012
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Demi Sec

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
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.