Workshop 10 - Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Terms in this set (14)
Grape varieties in Champagne
Is how the wine is made in Champagne, it is not a different style.
Time grapes are picked for Champagne
3-4 weeks before regular harvest for low sugar and colour
Blanc de Blanc Champagne uses what variety?
Varieties permitted to be used in Blanc de Noir
Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
The process of turning the bottles gently so the yeast sinks to the neck
Vintage dates on Champagne - when are they done?
Only when the vintage is of exceptional quality
Mousse and bead
Persistence and consistency of the bubbles
The process of freezing the bottle neck, removing the yeast, then corking it ready for sale
Sparking wine vs Methode Traditionelle
Former = bubbles added artificially
Latter = fermented
Minimum amount of time before Champagne can be disgorged
Small addition of yeast and sugar to begin the fermenting in champagne
How is Rose Champagne made
By blending some red and white wine; or
Leaving a small portion of red grapes on skins at beginning of fermentation
What is Dosage?
Small amount of sugar and wine added to Champagne after disgorging