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Champagne

Champagne

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Published by: Apoorva Khurjekar on Sep 19, 2011
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 AN INTRODUCTION
Champagne is unquestionably the greatest and most famous sparkling wine in the world.The soil is generally chalk of belemnite which affords good drainage and is ideal for  producing lig ht, whitewines.The climate is chilly and cool with an average annual  temper ature of 10 deg C 50 deg F).The vineyards are graded by a Champagne governing body, the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), from 100% (Grand C ru’s) to 80% (Premier Cru’s). (Cru=place of growth) All of the Grand cru and Premier cru villages are located in the Marne department 
 
.The current Grand crus of Champagne include: Ambonnay
 
 , Avize
 
 , Ay, Beaumont-sur-Vesle
 
 , Bouzy
 
 , Chouilly
 
 , Cramant 
 
 , Louvois
 
 , Mailly Champagne
 
 , Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Oiry
 
 , Puisieulx
 
 , Sillery, Tours-sur- Marne
 
 , Verzenay
 
 , Verzy.
 
THE CHAMPAGNE REGION
The main areas in the Champagne region are:: south of Reims city, where the best Pinot Noir  grows 
 
: south of Epernay city, where the best Chardonnay grows 
 
: west of Epernay city, where the best Pinot  Meunier grows: Mainly Pinot Noir grapes are grown.

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