The result is a wine that's a little creamier than the nonvintage brut regular cuvée and has a bit longer ‘finish.’
Beyond that, Pinot Noir flavors were the key - in brut with turkey and in blanc de noirs with duck, pork, lamb, and beef.
The bartender offered to let me try the second sparkler on the menu - the Domaine de la Fontainerie, brut , '01, Vouvray at $9.
But the beau Sire doesn't disappoint even the most cynical of palates - this violent fluid comes in both brut and demi-sec varieties.
Aperitifs range from Rp 18,000 for a Martini to Rp 60,000 for a glass of champagne brut .
Fans of Pol Roger's delectable, creamy, pin-head bubbled, white-label brut champagne, with lots of ripe, floral fruit on the finish, are in for a treat this Easter with a fiver off their favourite fizz.
The Cuvee Des Ambassadeurs, the wine of choice in the Elysee Palace, is a 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir champagne in a zesty and bright brut style.
Best-known brands are the medium dry Carta Nevada, launched in 1951, and Cordon Negro, a brut Cava in a distinctive black bottle.
Good bubblies are made in California, too, and the prices generally fall between the inexpensive Spanish cavas and the French nonvintage brut champagnes.
Ayala produces a brut , demi-sec, rosé, vintage, blanc de blancs vintage and the prestige cuvee perle.