Champagne Wine

 

Champagne is the most famous sparkling wine region in the world. It is located in northeastern France, near the northern limit for winemaking. The major villages of Champagne are Reims, Epernay, and Ay. The only grapes permitted in Champagne are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. Though there is some dispute on the subject, the process by which Champagne is made, with a secondary fermentation in bottle, is said to have been invented here. The soil is largely chalk, providing the wines with a distinct minerality. The climate is cool and harsh, and the vintages are inconsistent, which gave rise to the practice of blending.

The five major districts of Champagne are: Montagne de Reims (mostly Pinot Noir), Cote des Blancs (Chardonnay), Aube (Pinot Noir), Valee de la Marne (Pinot Meunier), and Cote de Sezanne (Chardonnay).

The region is dominated by Champagne houses, which purchase most of their grapes from growers and blend their wines according to a house style. Their greatest strengths Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Champagne View all

  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

  • Burger Grape

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Ruinart

    Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house, exclusively producing champagne since 1729. Founded by ...

  • Lanson

    The values and expertise that created the unique and enduring style of Champagne Lanson have been...

  • Piper-Heidsieck

    The wines of Piper-Heidsieck are radiant and crisp. Over the last 220 years, the spirit of the Ho...

  • Bollinger

    The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. ...

  • Champagne de la Rosière

    The Champagne region is an ancient French province, located approximately 150km northeast of Pari...

  • Drappier

    Charles de Gaulle's favourite champagne producer, Drappier is a relatively small family-owned Hou...

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Champagne on Snooth

  • RCKR 1951......YOU HAVE ME CRAVING FOR PINK SALMON NOW!!YES- WITH PINOT NOIR!WHICH PINOT NOIR DO YOU SUGGEST, RCKR 1951? Read More

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  • Pinot Noir and salmon! Read More

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  • Nearly one year ago, I gave my daughter an intimate birthday party on our ... ... on our ... It was a LOBSTER CHAMPAGNE PARTY!   I chose that type of party, because lobster and champagne comprised part of the meal which I shared with her loving father, soon after we first met! On our honeymoon, we also had a few lobster and champagne sessions... Read More

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  • Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2006

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    it's everything I like about Champagne! very fine beads that tantalises the tastebuds and not overwhelming, nose of summer flowers; fruity and buttery, slight sweetness, yet so soothing... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Those I CERTAINLY DO NOT LACK, I ASSURE YOU, DMCKER AND ANY OTHERS WHO ARE ... ... ARE ... Usually, we drink Champagne when we eat our lobster dishes.  Since my Father-in-law was the sole agent and importer/distributor of PIPER HIEDESECK, we drank a lot of that over the years.  My cousin, owner/operator of a great wine shop, inherited from hi... Read More

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  • Ayala Brut Cuvée Perle d'Ayala Millesime 2006

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    love the buttery, sweet flavors. feels heartwarming... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • We all LIKE WHAT WE LIKE!However, there are certain French Wines known as ... ... progress!I begin with SALON CHAMPAGNE 1996!Have I tasted it?  YES I HAVE!YOU MUS Read More

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  • The '03 was a winner for my palate. The Selosse was easily the best Champagne I have ever tasted. You should access some Cameron if you haven't tried it. The funky nose sends my mind overseas. Read More

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  • RCKR 1951, there is a chart above on the production level.So pleased that you are interested!Cheers from all of us here on SNOOTH! Read More

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