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What are the major grape varietals in Champagne?
Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
What is the grape growing climate in Champagne?
northern continental climate
What is the method used to make Champagne wines?
Traditional method: 2nd fermentation in the bottle
Liqueur de triage: sugar + yeast – creates bottle fermentation - autolysis
Riddling
Dégorgement
Liqueur d’expedition = dosage: sugar + wine to sweeten
How often are vintages declared in Champagne?
Rarely, Vintage declared only 2-3 times each decade.
Champagne wines are classified by their sweetness level. Name these levels.
Sweetness levels:dry to sweet
Brut Natural
Extra Brut
Brut
Extra Dry
Sec
Demi-sec
Doux
What are the five main vineyard areas in Champagne?
Montagne de Reims,
Cotes des Blancs,
Vallee de la Marne,
Cotes de Sezanne,
Aube