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Champagne Blend is a term used to denote the combination of grape varieties used to make the sparkling wines of Champagne. In almost every situation this means a duo of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with Pinot Meunier acting as a convenient optional extra, depending on the wine region in question. There are in fact seven grape varieties permitted under the Champagne appellation laws, but the remaining four are so rarely used that they are largely ignored.
The phrase Champagne Blend is used to describe sparkling wines made in regions other than Champagne, particularly in English-speaking countries like the ... more
Champagne Brut is by far the most common style of Champagne wine. The word brut means 'crude' or 'raw' in French. In the context of Champagne production it indicates that the wine is bottled (almost) unsweetened – in its natural, 'raw' state.
In practice almost all Brut Champagnes do receive a small addition of sweetness (see dosage) prior to final bottling. Nowadays, the terms 'brut nature' and 'zero dosage' are used to indicate champagnes with no dosage at all. The brut style was pioneered by Perrier-Jouet in the mid-19th century, originally for the extensive Champagne markets of Great Britain.
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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. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na ... more