Champagne and sparkling wines are made using the Methode Champenoise

Date: December 09, 2010

About Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Best wine supplier in Philippines discusses wine related topics

Champagne and sparkling wines are made using the Methode Champenoise, a special way of getting the sparkle in the wine. You can read through the Standard Winemaking Process to see first how wines are normally made – this might help you understand better how this process differs from regular creation of wine.

Chardonnay The first, and most important part of any wine is the grapes. Sparkling Wine grapes are grown just as any other grape is – carefully tended and cared for. When fall comes, the grapes are carefully harvested.

The grapes used in sparkling wines are typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris. Some Champagnes are made solely with Chardonnay.

The wine is fermented in a stainless steel tank. It ferments for 2 to 3 weeks, and then sits for up to five months. It is at this point that the process diverts from the normal winemaking process and becomes special.

When the winemaker decides to move forward, the wine is bottled with extra sugar and yeast, and capped with a soda-cap. This process can go from one year to three years or more. When this second fermentation and resting period are over, the yeast and sediment must be removed from the bottle.

The bottles are put into a riddling rack, which slowly rotates the now-re-fermenting wine from a horizontal position up to a vertical one. This allows the sediment from the second fermentation to slowly slide down into the neck of the bottle, for easy removal. Can you see the yeast down by the neck of this one?

The removal process is called disgorgement. The neck of the bottle is stuck into this machine, which freezes it. When the cap is removed, the frozen plus of sludge is kicked out, a “dosage” of Champagne is added to fill in the space in the bottle, and it is corked with the standard, large Champagne cork.

Note that the cork does not start out in its wide-thin-wide shape – it starts out as a straight ‘tube’ shape. It is only the pressure and system of corking that gives it its mushroom head and flared bottom.


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Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class cozy fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
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