What is a Champagne Brut, Extra-brut, Zero-Dosage, Rose Champagne ?

The type of champagne wine is determined by its dosage.

Indeed, it is the sugar of the expedition liqueur, used immediately after disgorging, which determines the type of champagne wine: brut nature, brut, demi-sec, etc.

After aging in cellars for many years, François Lecompte champagne will be disgorged: This processing consists of expelling the deposit from the bottle, adding a liqueur called « dosage or expedition liqueur » to the champagne, then inserting a cork, and cover it with a capsule and a muselet (wirecage) to protect it (a bottle of champagne contains 6 kg of pressure!).

The champagne will rest for a few more months to allow the liqueur to blend into the wine, before being served on your tables.

Champagne François Lecompte BRUT Millésimé, BRUT Rosé and Cuvée Céleste are dosed at 6g/litre.

Explanations on the different dosages:

Brut Nature, also called Non-Dosé, or Zero dosage:
It implies that no sugar is added after the second in-bottle fermentation. There is a growing interest in this type of wine, which allows to taste the real aromas of the pure wine.

Extra brut: from 0 to 6 g/l

less than 12 g/l: While in the 17th century the demi-sec quality was highly prized, in 1876 brut champagne was developed to satisfy the desires of British lovers of dry wines, which was not the case French at the time.

Demi-Sec (or Extra dry): between 12 and 20 g/l
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