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Flashcards in Champagne Deck (23):
1

What river is cutting through Champagne

Marne

2

What are the Champagne AOCs

Montagne de Reims
Vallée de la Marne
Cote de Blancs
Cote de Sézanne
Aube

3

What is Blanc de Blanc

Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay

4

What is Blanc de Noir

White Champagne made exclusively from dark skinned grapes

5

What is a Cuvée

a blend

6

What are the main grape variatels in Champagne

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

7

What is Non-vintage (NV) mean

Champagne containing wines from more than 1 year

8

What does Vintage mean

wine from a single year/vintage

9

What are the 3 rivers of Champagne

Marne, Aube, Seine

10

What is NM

Négociant-manipulant: Champagne maker who buys grapes

11

Champagne AOP is the only French appellation NOT required to place Appellation Contrôlée (or Protégée) on the label.

True

12

Rosé Champagne must be 100% Pinot Noir.

False

13

In which region does the Salon estate produce wine?

Cote de Blancs

14

What does "RM" indicate on a bottle of Champagne?

The wine was produced by a grower-producer.

15

Pupitres have largely been replaced by the mechanized gyropalettes for use in the process of remuage.

True

16

What is the most southerly region of Champagne?

The Aube

17

For vintage-labeled Champagne, what is the minimum percentage of grapes that must be from the indicated vintage?

100%

18

What is dosage?

An addition of sugar and wine that determines the wine's final sweetness

19

Only sparkling wines are entitled to the Champagne AOP.

True

20

What is autolysis?

The breakdown of dead yeast cells

21

is the name for traditional method wines produced in South Africa.

Cap Classique

22

What is a synonym for Méthode Champenoise?

Méthode Traditionelle

23

What is the most common grape found in Montagne de Reims?

Pinot Noir