Flashcards in Champagne Deck (23):
What river is cutting through Champagne
What are the Champagne AOCs
Montagne de Reims
Vallée de la Marne
Cote de Blancs
Cote de Sézanne
What is Blanc de Blanc
Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay
What is Blanc de Noir
White Champagne made exclusively from dark skinned grapes
What is a Cuvée
What are the main grape variatels in Champagne
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
What is Non-vintage (NV) mean
Champagne containing wines from more than 1 year
What does Vintage mean
wine from a single year/vintage
What are the 3 rivers of Champagne
Marne, Aube, Seine
What is NM
Négociant-manipulant: Champagne maker who buys grapes
Champagne AOP is the only French appellation NOT required to place Appellation Contrôlée (or Protégée) on the label.
Rosé Champagne must be 100% Pinot Noir.
In which region does the Salon estate produce wine?
Cote de Blancs
What does "RM" indicate on a bottle of Champagne?
The wine was produced by a grower-producer.
Pupitres have largely been replaced by the mechanized gyropalettes for use in the process of remuage.
What is the most southerly region of Champagne?
For vintage-labeled Champagne, what is the minimum percentage of grapes that must be from the indicated vintage?
What is dosage?
An addition of sugar and wine that determines the wine's final sweetness
Only sparkling wines are entitled to the Champagne AOP.
What is autolysis?
The breakdown of dead yeast cells
is the name for traditional method wines produced in South Africa.
What is a synonym for Méthode Champenoise?