Dilettantes, Parisian wine cellar reveals exceptional champagnes. Whether from young vineyards or historic Champagne producers, the wine merchant seeks, first and foremost, champagnes offering character and a guaranteed wealth of taste.
To find your way in a world that is as complex as it is exciting, some meticulous advice to help you choose the most suitable champagne and delight your guests ...

What is the ideal temperature to enjoy a champagne?
A brut champagne without a vintage can be served at a temperature of about 9°C. Older or more complex Champagne can be served between 10 and 12°C. Avoid the use of ice that can alter the release of bubbles.

Which glass is most suitable?
The bowled flute is well suited to serve champagne. The classic bowl is to be avoided, its form may alter the Champagne's taste and bubbles. For a powerful or old vintage champagne, wine glasses can be used. Sure fire successes for special occasions
For celebrations or aperitifs with a large number of guests a brut without vintage is a safe bet. A balanced champagne with a bit of freshness and fruit, without too much acidity or complexity will please the majority.

Sure fire success for a gift
A vintage champagne is a great gift idea. An effervescent idea, a champagne blanc de noirs 100% pinot noir (white wine from black grape variety), for a less conventional touch.

In what context would you offer a rosé at table?
There are three types of rosé. A blended rosé based on finesse and freshness is appreciated as an aperitif or accompaniment to salmon. A rosé resulting from 'bleeding' on the must or maceration, more powerful, will be perfect with pork or red meat. A very fruity rosé, naturally sweet, will go well with a dessert featuring delicate red fruits. Avoid with overly sweet desserts.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Address                  Dilettantes, 22 Rue de Savoie 75006 Paris

Opening hours       Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 7.30pm

Phone number       + 33 1 70 69 98 68

Access                    Metro Saint-Michel