Sparkling Wine

How is Champagne different from other sparkling wines?


Sparkling wines that are labeled Champagne must come from the Champagne region of France and are made using a specific, traditional process called Méthode Champenoise. Only three grape varieties may be used to make Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.

How is Champagne made?

The Méthode Champenoise (see above), begins with making several or more still wines by pressing the grapes and adding yeast, which converts the sugar in the grape juice to alcohol. A wine maker then blends the still wines to the desired taste, using wines from different grapes, vineyards, and vintages……Watch Video

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