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Champagne Extra Dry Wine

An Extra Dry wine label

Champagne Extra Dry is the term used to denote wines that sit roughly in the middle of the champagne sweetness scale. Despite the implications of the words 'extra' and 'dry', these are far from being the driest of champagnes, having between 12 and 17 degrees of residual sugar. Both Brut and Extra Brut are drier than Extra Dry, and the most extreme is Brut Nature – also known as 'zero', 'zero dosage' or 'non-dose'.

The sweetness of champagne is a key component in the wine's overall qualities, ranking alongside aroma, varietal composition and the fineness/persistence of its mousse (bubbles). Residual sugar – and the secondary fermentation it can lead to – is precisely what brought about the creation of the very first champagne, and is fundamental to champagne production today.

To induce a second fermentation – and to control the eventual sweetness – carefully measured doses of sweet 'vin de liqueur' (usually a mixture of sugar syrup and wine known as dosage) are added to the base wine. The sweetness of the final addition – known as the liqueur d'expedition – dictates whether the wine will be sweet (doux), semi-sweet (demi-sec), off-dry (sec), a little drier than off-dry (extra dry), dry (brut), very dry (extra brut) or bone dry (brut nature). When no sweetening dosage is added at all, the wines are non-dosé or Brut Nature.

The official sweetness levels of champagne are:

  • Doux (50+ g/L)
  • Demi-sec (33–50 g/L)
  • Sec (17–35 g/L)
  • Extra-Sec (12–20 g/L)
  • Brut (0–15 g/L)
  • Extra Brut (0–6 g/L)
  • Brut Nature/Zero (0–3 g/L).
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We found 23 wines produced in this region.
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Grape 
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G.H. Mumm Carte Classique Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $40 7568
Pol Roger Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $336 26785
Heidsieck & Co Monopole Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $31 33691
Louis Roederer Carte Blanche Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $43 36323
Pommery POP Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $42 36623
Montaudon Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $35 47834
Pommery Falltime Blanc de Blancs Extra Dry, Champagne, France Chardonnay $57 56710
Perrier Jouet Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $33 77316
Chateau de Boursault Tradition Extra-Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $132 98688
Pommery Maxi Pink POP Extra Dry Rose, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $55 103728
Ayala & Co Chateau d'Ay Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $796 109328
Paul Goerg Premier Cru Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $36 113890
Angel Dust Extra Dry Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France Chardonnay $47 119005
J. Dumangin Fils Vinotheque Premier Cru Extra Dry Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay - Pinot Noir $147 133256
Godme Pere et Fils Extra Sec, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $36 167895
Moutard Pere et Fils 'Vigne Beugneux' Cote des Bar Extra Dry, Champagne, France Pinot Noir $40 189877
Paul Royer Premier Cru Grand Vin Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $25 206282
Justerini & Brooks J&B 250th Anniversary Special Cuvee Extra Dry, Champagne, France Champagne Blend N/A 237428
Lemaire Rasselet Blanc de Blancs Extra Dry Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay $97 261221
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Veuve Fourney Champagne Extra Dry Premier Cru  
 
 

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