Different styles of Champagne

Date: December 11, 2010
About Champagne and Sparkling Wine
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Champagne made from the harvest of one particular (good) year is called a Millésimé Champagne. The label will show the year in which the grapes were harvested. Champagne that does not mention the year on the label is called a Non Vintage (orNV) Champagne. This kind of Champagne has been composed of grapejuices from harvests of several years. Often a Millésimé from one particular producer is of better quality than his NV Champagnes. However it is not necessarily so that a NV from a certain supplier is inferior to a Millésimé from another one.
Champagne that is made of purely Chardonnay is called Blanc-des-Blancs (BdB). This type of Champagne is mainly made by producers that grow only Chardonnay grapes. (in the Côte des Blancs. Many producers however keep BdB in their range of Champagnes because of its unique lightness and freshness which offers. an excellent combination with fish.
There are also white (which means blanc) Champagnes that are made from black (Blue) Pinot Meunier and/or Pinot Noir grapes. These are called Blanc-des-Noirs (BdN).The majority of the BdN’s are made of 100% Pinot Meunier. The BdN’s are reputed for their character, spiciness and force. That is the reason why genuine wine lovers prefer BdN champagnes over the normal ones or the BdB’s.
Blanc-des-Noirs are booming. Probably a bit too enthusiastically. A number of producers are manufacturing BdN’s with an overdose of Pinot Meunier. The customer thinks that he bought a BdN for long storage and after some 10 years he opens a bottle of vinegar….
Rosé Champagnes are made by using a large amount of Pinot Noir. Sometimes the red grapes are pressed a little longer and/or the red skins are included in the fermenting process to obtain the colour. Of course producers call these Champagnes “pure”. Common practice however is to add 5-20% red Pinot Noir to the Champagne mix before storing the bottles for maturing. Champagne to which red wine is added is not “pure”. On the other hand they don’t have the bitter taste of the skins. It is up to you to decide what you prefer.
Once or twice I saw that after maturing, red wine was added to the Champagne that was subsequently sold as Rose. Some people think that bizarre. After all the whole trick of processing Champagne is that the entire mixture goes through the second fermentation in the bottle and also matures in that bottle. But considering the fact that pressing red grapes with such force that the colour of the skin is to be found in the juice will give you the bitter flavour of the skins free of charge… Let it ferment for a bit and you’re bound to taste that on your bubbles. Let’s say: “To each his own”…
Sometimes producers like to mix an addition of their own to the Champagne wine. Examples are Cuvée Speciale, Premier Cru, Vintage, Milliésimé, etc. (comparable to the Cl, Xl, and Gl identifications of cars). Since such an addition is unique for one particular producer one cannot compare sparkling wines on the basis from this addition. Within the supply of one particular producer however, it is of course possible to make a distinction on the basis of what is added.
On the label you will often find a catchword that indicates the sugar content (sweetness) of the Champagne.
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SOURCE: http://www.champagneinfo.net/Productie/ChampagneSoorten/tabid/180/Default.aspx

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