Champagne Discovery - An Overview for Beginners

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Champagne, a symbol of celebration, comes exclusively from the Champagne region of France, known for its unique climate and chalky soils. Three main grape varieties are used: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, each bringing distinct characteristics.

The Champagne method, a traditional technique, comprises several stages:

Harvesting by hand
Gentle pressing
First fermentation of the must
Blending of the base wines
Second fermentation in the bottle to create the bubbles
Ageing on the lees
Racking and disgorging to remove deposits
Final dosage and corking

The aromas of champagne vary according to grape variety and age, ranging from fruit and flowers to pastry and mineral notes. To enjoy a champagne, serve it chilled (8-10°C), use a suitable glass, observe the colour and bubbles, inhale the aromas, then savour the flavours that develop on the palate.

Champagne is a refined and complex wine, made using traditional know-how and unique natural conditions, offering a rich and elegant tasting experience.

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