Top 100 wines of Champagne

Discover the top 100 best wines of Champagne as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Champagne and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Champagne

Champagne is the name of the world's most famous Sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold and the French wine region from which it comes. Although it has been used to refer to sparkling wines around the world - a point of controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades - Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted name. See the labels of Champagne wines. The fame and success of Champagne is, of course, the product of many Complex factors.

Yet there are three main reasons we can be reasonably certain of. First, the large bubbles, which distinguish it from less "exciting" wines. Second, the high prices that champagne commands, which give it a sense of exclusivity and uniqueness. Third, two centuries of clever marketing to a willing and very receptive consumer base.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot

Pinot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. Pinot noir can be found in many vineyards: Burgundy, Alsace, Jura, South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Armagnac, Lorraine, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Champagne

wines from the region of Champagne go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of rabbit in white wine (casserole), tuna, pepper and tomato quiche or blanquette of the sea.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Champagne

On the nose in the region of Champagne often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, grass or citrus zest and sometimes also flavors of tangerine, chocolate or cheesy. In the mouth in the region of Champagne is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

News from the vineyard of Champagne

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