Flashcards in Champagne Deck (18):
"Riddling" - turning of bottles while upside down to make yeast sediment easier to expel
Expulsion of yeast sediment, collected during reumage, from top of pressurized bottle
blending of wines to make cuvée
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
What are the grand cru villages of Montagne de Reims?
Mailly Champagne, Puisieulx, Sillery, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Verzaney, Verzy, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Louvois
What are the grand cru villages of the Vallee de la Marne?
What are the grand cru villages of the Cote des Blancs?
Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
What is the most important grape of the Cote de Sezanne?
In what subregion(s) of Champagne is Pinot Noir the most-planted grape?
Montagne de Reims, Aube
What is the prestige cuvée of Bollinger?
La Grand Annee
60 PN / 40 CH
Extended oak aging
What is La Grand Dame?
Prestige cuvée of Veuve Clicqout
60-65% PN / 35-40% CH
All grand cru grapes
What champagne producing house makes Dom Perignon?
Moet & Chandon
Prestige cuvee of Pol Roger?
Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill
What is the first established house of Champagne?
Ruinart - 1729
Does Ruinart produce a prestige cuvée?
Yes - "Dom Ruinart" made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes
Who produces "Cristal"? What grape(s) is used in the wine's production?
Encepagement: approx. 55% PN / 45% CH
What is the defining characteristic of champagnes made by Krug?
Weight and intensity. Base wines that are barrel-aged.