Tasting

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4. Tasting

What are the different bottle capacities?

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Champagne comes in a variety of formats, in addition to the standard 0.75l bottle.

Match the names to the corresponding bottles.


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Did you know?

The main bottle formats in order are :

quarter bottle (20 cl), half-bottle (37,5 cl), bottle (75 cl), magnum (1,5 litre), jeroboam (3 litres), methuselah (6 litres), salmanazar (9 litres), balthazar (12 litres), nebuchadnezzar (15 litres).

Why is there such a diversity of Champagne wines?

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Champagne growers can assert
the style of their cuvées

in a variety of ways,
beginning of course with blending, but also by means of a choice of winemaking processes :

  • stainless steel tanks or wooden casks
  • whether or not to use malolactic fermentation
  • length of the ageing process
  • amount of dosage liqueur
  • etc…

What are the different dosage levels used in Champagne making?

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Dosage
is the final touch that the winemakers can add to complement their wines.

In your opinion, which type of Champagne is represented by the following sugar contents?

Match the types of Champagne to their sugar content.


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Did you know?

The wording “brut nature”, “pas dosé” or “dosage zéro”, may be used if the sugar content is under 3 grams and no sugar has been added to the wine.

 

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How should a bottle of Champagne be opened?

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TO OPEN
A BOTTLE
OF CHAMPAGNE,

remove the wire cage
and foil wrapping,
while keeping a firm grip
on the cork and pointing
the bottle away from
yourself or others.

Then, hold the body
of the bottle and turn it
to gently release
the cork without
allowing it to fly off.


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