winemakers in the world use Champagne to
brand their sparkling wines. However
there is of course only one real Champagne wine.
the European Union, only wines coming from the Champagne
region can wear the name Champagne on the label.
the area, 300 established wineries, known as "crus",
are basically two different kinds of Champagne.
the bottle of Champagne wears a vintage year on the
label. However they are not made every year but only
when the wine is good enough. They are the best Champagne
specially Tête de Cuvée or Premium vintage
such as the most famous Dom Perignon.
they make more than 80 percent of all Champagne bottles.
Winemakers mix different harvests from different places.
They mature in cellar for 2 to 3 years before going
into the market. They should stay in your cellar for
one to two years before drinking them.
are 3 AOC (wine grade classification) in the region
- Rosé des
Riceys (one of the best french rosé)
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