Louis Roederer "Carte Blanche" Extra Dry Champagne
Despite its description as 'extra dry,' this is in fact sweeter than a brut. This is fresh and fruity, with an attractive apple-purée flavor, balanced by crisp acidity and a light, bright finish.
Extra dry Champagnes are actually given more sugar than brut Champagnes, up to 17 grams per liter. The blend is one-third Chardonnay and two-thirds Pinots (Pinot Meunier making up about 10% of the blend), and the wine is aged for three years on the lees. This is the perfect after dinner Champagne and goes very well with fruit tarts and other delicate desserts. It is also just a great drink when you feel like something a little bit sweeter. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)