You goto a local wine shop that's supposedly known for their champagne growers selection and you ask the sales rep for some champers help.
First the snarky "Oh, I buy all of the champagne for the store"
"Can you get me a creamy champagne that's slightly on the sweeter side perhaps a bit more chard based as I find the pinots slightly sour"
first response is
"oh they all have been fermented dry so there will be no sugar"
So I follow up with "Something that's not as tart, sour but has a perceived richness and sweetness"
"well you can try the blanc de noirs"
Not knowing the names i figured why not even though they're pinot based. To which I get two recommendations and I pick up both.
Lo and behold, I open them up this xmas morning after a traditional hollandaise and poached eggs with lump crab breakfast, and these suckers are fizzy, sour and definitely does't hint at sweetness at all.
feels like everyone's calling themselves an expert nowadays.