Champagne is especially suitable for special celebrations and events.
Only wines from the strictly defined area of the Champagne region are allowed to be used for Champagne production. This region is located in the north-east of France, covers some 35,000 hectares of vineyards and is divided into the Aube, Aisne, Haute-Marne, Marne and Seine-et-Marne areas. The climatic conditions contribute to a slow grape ripening, which underlines the fine structure of the champagne. The alcohol content in the base wine is only around 11%, which is why it is balanced out again during the second fermentation in the bottle or with the shipping dosage (wine-sugar mixture). The recipe is usually a trade secret of the producers and determines the taste.
As the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties are well suited to the geological conditions, such as chalk and clay soils, these varieties are mainly used for Champagne.
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