The dosing liquor is prepared several months in advance using reserve wines at least two years old, which are carefully filtered to eliminate any yeasts or bacteria that might trigger an unintended fermentation. Certain wines contain no dosage at all.
What is a zero dosage wine?
Certain wines contain no dosage at all. In which case, the void created by disgorgement is filled by wine identical to the wine in the bottle. Such wines may be called ‘ Zero Dosage’, or ‘ Brut 100% (or ‘Brut Intégral’ or ‘ Brut Sauvage’) etc.
What is ‘dosage’ in Champagne?
‘Dosage’ is the last step before final corking. This is the addition of a small quantity of ‘ liqueur de dosage’ to the wine – also known as the ‘liqueur d’expédition’ Dosage liqueur generally contains 500-750 grams of sugar per litre. The quantity added varies according to the style of Champagne:.
How much sugar is in a glass of wine?
A quantity of dosage to suit the style of wine. Dosage liqueur generally contains 500-750 grams of sugar per litre. The quantity added varies according to the style of Champagne: doux more than 50 grams of sugar per litre. Demi-sec 32-50 grams of sugar per litre. Sec 17-32 grams of sugar per litre. Extra dry 12-17 grams of sugar per litre.
What is a Dosage Profile?
The dosage profile is a series of 5 numbers which shows exactly how many points this horse has inherited from sires in each category. The categories range from speed (Brilliant) to stamina (Professional).
High Dosage Index (and Center of Distribution ) figures are associated with a tendency to perform best over shorter distances, while low numbers signify an inherent preference for longer races.
What is the Dosage Index in horse racing?
It is calculated based on an analysis of the horse’s pedigree .
I’ve always thought that the dosage index was a pretty underrated tool for handicapping a derby horse, but when Bruno de Julio started singing its praises I began to pay even more attention to the dosage index. The following is a highly unscientific study.