The adage, ” ALL CHAMPAGNES ARE SPARKLING WINE, BUT ALL SPARKLING WINES ARE NOT CHAMPAGNE “, is never to be forgotten. It is not just champagne which is a sparkling. The other sparkling wine terms are: French Vin mousseux – other sparkling wine similar to champagne. Méthode traditionelle Pétillant/perlant – light sparkling Crémant – less …
The Champagne’s sweetness is determined by the amount of sugar content in the the second dosage know as the liqueur d’ expédition. The dosage consists of wine and sugar. It is added after the disgorgement process. liqueur d’ expédition
Blanc de blanc – Refers to a champagne made only from the white grape, Chardonnay. ———————————————————————————————————— Blanc de noir – Refers to a champagne made from the red grapes vis pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay.
Champagne is made only from three grape varieties Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir