For many sparling wine novices, the variety of sparkling wines on the market can be confusing. All those "Brut", "Doux" and "Demi-Sec" are sometimes tricky and counterintuitive. To clear up the confusion, here is a guide to help you decipher the often-confusing wine label of sparkling wines. Let's get started !
唔知大家會唔會同小編一樣， 成日買氣泡酒既時候都冇從入手，'Doux' , 'Demi-Sec' 林林總總既甜度搞到頭都暈埋，原來氣泡酒既甜度有成7種咁多 ! 為左令大家好好享受氣泡酒， 小編為大家準備左以下指南，介紹７種氣泡酒甜度。
The sweetness of sparkling wines is determined by the sugar level of dosage, a mixture of still wines and sugar added to “top off” each bottle after disgorging.
氣泡酒既甜度取決於Dosage 既糖含量，Dosage 係由酒同糖混合而成，係氣泡酒發酵後加入氣泡酒中。
There are in total 7 sweetness levels from "Brut Nature" to "Doux" and whether you want a sugary sparkling wine or a dry one, you can use the list below to find the one suitable for you.
從“Brut Nature”到“Doux”總共有 7 個甜度等級，無論您想要甜度高既氣泡酒定係乾型氣泡酒，都可以參考下面既指南。
1. Brut Nature
Unlike most of the sparkling wines, 'Brut Nature' bubblies are made without dosage added. Thanks to its freshness and slight acidity, they are perfect to match with appetizers, deep fried squids, grilled fish, pan fried fish, steamed shellfish.
同大多數氣泡酒唔同，“Brut Nature”氣泡酒唔添加任何dosage。 由於其新鮮同微酸，它們非常適合搭配開胃菜、炸魷魚、烤魚、煎魚、蒸貝類。
BABOT Brut Nature CAVA 750ml
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2. Extra Brut :
Generally speaking, Extra Brut sparkling wines share some similarities with Brut Nature bubblies, but slightly sweeter. They are excellent choice to pair with first courses and aperitifs.
一般嚟講，Extra Brut 同 Brut Nature 氣泡酒有一D相似之處，但略為甜少少 。 適合搭配前菜同作為開胃酒都得。
Rive di Santo Stefano, Extra Brut DOCG Prosecco 2018, 750ml
'Brut' is the most common Champagne wine label. The word ‘Brut’ indicates that the Champagne contains very little dosage: it has been bottled almost in its natural (‘brut’) state, requiring only the smallest addition of sweetness to bring out its aromatic expression. More than 90% of Champagne wines are categorized as ‘Brut’.
“Brut”係最常見既香檳酒標籤，超過 90% 的香檳酒被歸類為“Brut”。
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4. Extra Dry
As the middle of the sweetness scale, Extra dry sparking wines are balanced between acidity and softness. Unlike the drier bubblies mentioned above, Extra dry sparkling wines are excellent to match with light-flavored dishes such as white meats, fishes and unseasoned cheeses.
Extra Dry 氣泡酒同以上提到既氣泡酒唔同，比較適合搭配清淡既食物，好似白肉、魚和調味較少既芝士。
Specchio Extra Dry Spumante 750ml
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5. Sec or Dry
Thanks to its right softness and slight acidity, Sec bubbles are excellent as an aperitif and perfect companion to biscuits, almond biscuits, strudel and other traditional Italian sweets.
Uvaggio Storico, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Dry, 750ml
Thanks to its nice balance between sweetness and acidity, Demi-sec sparkling wines are pleasant and easy-to-drink, and can be the perfect match with sweet desserts.
Chapuy Demi Sec Tradition 750ml
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As the sweetest one among all the sparkling wines, Doux bubblies are ideal for desserts, like Christmas cakes or cantucci, baba and spicy biscuits. Don't forget that doux bubbles should be served chilled!
作為氣泡酒中最甜的既一種，Doux 氣泡酒適合配搭較濃味既甜品，例如聖誕蛋糕，或者配搭辛辣餅乾都可以。 提提大家，Doux 氣泡酒一定要雪凍先飲!
Mos Moscato Dolce Spumante 750ml
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