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Dosage is the sugar added to champagne after disgorgement and before the final corking, as the liquer d’expédition or liquer de dosage. It is generally a combination of cane or beet sugar and wine or must (grape juice).

A very important step in the making of champagne, dosage is added back into the champagne bottle for two reasons; firstly, to replace the wine lost during disgorgement and secondly as the final opportunity to balance and enrich the wine before corking.

The recipe for the liquer de dosage has flexibility, determined by the winemaker. The level of sweetness of the liquer de dosage determines the style the champagne can be named. This is governed by strict rules. It must be stated on the label and is measured in grams of sugar per litre, g/L.