Champagne
The Champagne region is located in the northeast of France, in the departments of Marne, Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, Haute-Marne and Dawn, their vineyard classified AOC-AOP cover an area of ​​over 33,000 ha, on stone floors limestone and marl, in an oceanic climate of continental influence .. The cultivated varieties are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, b...
The Champagne region is located in the northeast of France, in the departments of Marne, Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, Haute-Marne and Dawn, their vineyard classified AOC-AOP cover an area of ​​over 33,000 ha, on stone floors limestone and marl, in an oceanic climate of continental influence .. The cultivated varieties are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, both black grapes and white grapes Chardonnay, with sparkling wines produced (90%) and some white and rosé wines. Although the origins of the vineyards in the area are located in the Roman times, the creation of champagne is attributed to the Benedictine monk, Dom Pierre Perignon, from the late seventeenth century, who was born and grew up among the vineyards and wineries of the family , and experimenting with different methods in the abbey, practiced process of second fermentation in the bottle, giving birth to the Champagne, in 1676. The Champagne region is dividide in six regions: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs, Côte des Bars, Côte de Sézanne, Vitry le François, and 3-AOP AOC appellations. In its development, depending on the sugar content, are distinguished: Sweet (over 50 grams), Semiseco (from 33 gr to 50 gr), Seco (between 17gr and 35 gr), Extra Dry (12 to 20 gr ), Brut (less than 15 grams), Extra Brut (between 0 and 6 g).
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