Tag Archives: Sparkling wine production

• How does Champagne really mature? Here’s a little summary

How does Champagne really mature? Here’s a little summary

The majority of Dom Pérignon consumers have no understanding of the Champagne maturation process, according to the prestige cuvée’s winemaker Vincent Chaperon. Speaking yesterday at the first UK showing of P2-1998 ­– the new name for Dom Pérignon’s late-release Champagne – Chaperon said that 95% of people who buy the brand don’t have any idea […]

• Moet to drop dosage in Brut Imperial

Moet to drop dosage in Brut Imperial

Moët & Chandon is to lower the dosage of its market-leading Brut Impérial from 12 grams per litre to 9 g/l according to its chef de cave Benoît Gouez. This follows the decision by Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy to gradually lower the sugar levels on the prestige cuvée, having dropped the dosage […]

• Champagne seeks cork closure alternative. Could you live without the ‘pop’?

Champagne seeks cork closure alternative. Could you live without the ‘pop’?

Leading Champagne houses are all desperately seeking an adequate substitute for the traditional cork closure, according to Ruinart chef de cave Frédéric Panaïotis. Speaking to the drinks business at a Ruinart Champagne “Interpretation Lunch” in London yesterday, Panaïotis revealed that, so far, crown cap is proving the most realistic alternative. “Of course we have looked […]