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    1 769
  • Producer ranking ?

    55
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Green curry with prawns or vegetables, Panang Chicken, macarons & strawberries and meringue

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The Story

The general movement towards drier wines, together with the habit of drinking champagne as an aperitif, has popularised the consumption of brut champagnes. However, many wine-lovers still enjoy the sweetness of past pleasures provided by a Demi-Sec. Laurent-Perrier Harmony is a Demi-Sec wine, rounded and delicate, thanks to a high proportion of Chardonnay and a well-balanced dosage.

 

History of the wine

Demi-Sec champagne, with its ‘sweet’ aspect, was much-appreciated in the 18th century.

It was widely known as a wine for grand occasions and was hugely popular until the early 19th century. The shift to a taste for drier wines, together with the more recent trend of drinking champagne as an aperitif rather than with dessert have led to the growing popularity of Brut wines. Yet many champagne lovers are still attached to the subtlety of the pleasures of yesteryear and are today excitedly rediscovering the sheer freshness and rich intensity of Laurent-Perrier Harmony, as an ideal companion for desserts or sweet & savoury dishes.

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Wine Information

Blending and wine making

Grape varietals:

Chardonnay 45 % *
Pinot Noir 40 % *
Meunier 15 % *
Reserve wines at least 10% and sometimes over 20% * to ensure perfect consistency in the Demi-Sec.
Crus: more than 55 crus * used in its composition.
Dosage: 40g/L. The wine is dosed with a liqueur made up with cane sugar dissolved in wine from the same cuvée.
Ageing: 3 years.

A percentage of Chardonnay among the highest in its class. A selected blend with a controlled dosage for a sophisticated Demi-Sec. A prolonged ageing, more than double that of the average appellation.

* These quantitative data may vary and are given for illustrative purposes.

 

Sensorial characteristics

A brilliant and intense golden yellow in colour. An intense and rich nose with notes of dried fruit (almonds and hazelnuts) as well as toasted or grilled aromas. After a few years of ageing, the nose evolves towards deeper notes of honey and pine resin. Full-bodied and generous, it is a rich wine with a rounded feel.
Serve between 6°C and 8°C.

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Origin

Tours-sur-Marne, Champagne

Drinking temperature

6-8C

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