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Flashcards in Champagne Deck (18):
1

Reumage

"Riddling" - turning of bottles while upside down to make yeast sediment easier to expel

2

Degorgement

Expulsion of yeast sediment, collected during reumage, from top of pressurized bottle

3

Assemblage

blending of wines to make cuvée

4

What is the sweetness scale of Champagne? (driest to sweetest)

Brut Nature - 0-3g/L R.S. (No dosage)
Extra Brut - 0-6g/L
Brut - 0-12g/L
Extra Dry - 12-17g/L
Dry - 17-32g/L
Demi-Sec - 32-50g/L
Doux - 50+g/L

5

What are the grand cru villages of Montagne de Reims?

Mailly Champagne, Puisieulx, Sillery, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Verzaney, Verzy, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Louvois

6

What are the grand cru villages of the Vallee de la Marne?

Ay, Tours-sur-Marne

7

What are the grand cru villages of the Cote des Blancs?

Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

8

What is the most important grape of the Cote de Sezanne?

Chardonnay

9

In what subregion(s) of Champagne is Pinot Noir the most-planted grape?

Montagne de Reims, Aube

10

What is the prestige cuvée of Bollinger?

La Grand Annee
60 PN / 40 CH
Extended oak aging

11

What is La Grand Dame?

Prestige cuvée of Veuve Clicqout
60-65% PN / 35-40% CH
All grand cru grapes

12

What champagne producing house makes Dom Perignon?

Moet & Chandon

13

Prestige cuvee of Pol Roger?

Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

14

What is the first established house of Champagne?

Ruinart - 1729

15

Does Ruinart produce a prestige cuvée?

Yes - "Dom Ruinart" made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes

16

Who produces "Cristal"? What grape(s) is used in the wine's production?

Louis Roederer
Encepagement: approx. 55% PN / 45% CH

17

What is the defining characteristic of champagnes made by Krug?

Weight and intensity. Base wines that are barrel-aged.

18

What is at the heart of the "methode traditionelle" for the sparkling wines of Champagne?

Secondary fermentation in the bottle