The best wines of Champagne

Discover the best wines of Champagne as well as the best winemakers of Champagne and estates of Champagne to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Champagne and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Champagne by region

Looking for a good wine of Champagne among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Champagne. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Champagne with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Champagne

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Want to buy a red wine of Champagne cheap or sell a red wine of Champagne at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Champagne

Red wines from the region of Champagne go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal paupiettes à la bourguignonne, reblochon tartiflette or duck pot au feu.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Champagne

On the nose the red wine of the region of Champagne. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, citrus fruit or apples and sometimes also flavors of peach, butter or green apple.

The best vintages in red wine of Champagne

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.32/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.32/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.30/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Champagne

  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Meunier

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Champagne

A wine route planned in the region of Champagne? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Champagne.

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.

Great white wines of Champagne

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Want to buy a white wine of Champagne cheap or sell a white wine of Champagne at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Champagne

White wines from the region of Champagne go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of pork stew with bacon and cream, salmon and zucchini gratin or quiche with leeks and fresh salmon from flo.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Champagne

On the nose the white wine of the region of Champagne. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, brioche or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, oak or vegetal.

The best vintages in white wine of Champagne

  • 2016 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.08/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Champagne

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Champagne

A wine route planned in the region of Champagne? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Champagne.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot blanc

Pinot Blanc is a grape variety that originated in Burgundy, mutated from Pinot Gris. Today, it is grown in Alsace where it is called klevner when blended with auxerrois. The continental climate, with its cold winters and hot summers, is particularly suited to pinot blanc. It is resistant to frost in winter and in summer, the roots draw the minerals it needs from the warm soil. Its bunches are made up of small berries with thick skins and melting pulp that produce fruity, spicy wines, balanced between acidity and alcohol. pinot blanc is also used for crémants and sparkling wines. Pinot Blanc is also used for Crémant and sparkling wines. It is widely grown in Italy, where it covers almost 7,000 hectares, and is also found in Germany, Austria, Canada and South Africa.

Great sparkling wines of Champagne

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Want to buy a sparkling wine of Champagne cheap or sell a sparkling wine of Champagne at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Champagne

Sparkling 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 black pudding, tagliatelle with salmon or mussels with beer.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Champagne

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Champagne. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, orange zest or pastry and sometimes also flavors of acacia, yellow apple or biscuits. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Champagne. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Champagne

  • 1992 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.66/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.63/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.62/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.62/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.60/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Champagne

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Champagne

A wine route planned in the region of Champagne? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Champagne.

The word of the wine: Bacchus

Roman god of the vine and wine, often evoked to qualify everything that concerns the world of wine, and in particular its consumption. His name gave the adjective "bachique" which suggests the idea of celebration and conviviality.

Great pink wines of Champagne

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Want to buy a pink wine of Champagne cheap or sell a pink wine of Champagne at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Champagne

Pink wines from the region of Champagne go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal paupiettes with white beer, chicken legs and baked potatoes or mymy's golden apples (squash).

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Champagne

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Champagne. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, raspberry or earth and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, cherry or red fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Champagne

  • 2013 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.85/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Champagne

  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Franc

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Champagne

A wine route planned in the region of Champagne? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Champagne.

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.

Great natural sweet wines of Champagne

See the top 100 best natural sweet wines of Champagne

Want to buy a natural-sweet wine of Champagne cheap or sell a natural-sweet wine of Champagne at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Champagne

Natural sweet wines from the region of Champagne go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal simmered with vegetables, eggs in meurette or veal head with vinaigrette.

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Champagne

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Champagne

A wine route planned in the region of Champagne? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Champagne.

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

News from the vineyard of Champagne

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Leading wine families award business prize to Europe’s oldest luthier

At a lunch in Brussels, the 2021 PFV ‘Family is Sustainability’ prize was presented to Jan Strick and his son Matthijs of Maison Bernard, who triumphed over more than 100 applicants from around the world to win the €100,000 (£84,000) award. ‘Selection was difficult,’ said Matthieu Perrin, president of the PFV, ‘but ultimately the jury felt that Maison Bernard is a brilliant example of exquisite handicraft and the maintenance of an ancient artisanal tradition in family hands, exactly as we fight ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’

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