Champagne | Académie du Vin Library

Champagne

Date: 18 September, 2019 / Author: editor

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Geography: Champagne has a cool continental climate, spring frosts are common. Chalk soil (Kimmeridgian clay in Côte des Bar) provides good drainage throughout the region.

Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Viticulture: The Comité Champagne (CIVC) sets the yield each year and fixes the harvest dates per grape variety village by village each year.

Winemaking: Wines made by traditional method (méthode traditionnelle): secondary fermentation in bottle, yeast autolysis, riddling, disgorgement, corking.

Subregions: Vallée de la Marne, Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Côte des Bar

Style of wines : Non-Vintage, Vintage, Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Prestige Cuvée, Demi-sec

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