Tasting

your training programme:
Novices
4. Tasting

What makes a Champagne unique?

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There is a very large variety
of Champagne wines as every producer
has his/her own blending formulas
and there are an infinite variety
of potential blends.

By combining “base still wines” produced from crus, grape varieties and years with different sensory characteristics, the winemaker (or cellar master) looks to create a unique Champagne with specific characteristics, whose style he or she seeks to replicate year after year.

How should Champagne be served?

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Champagne is served chilled
(8-10° C)
in quite tall,
rounded, narrow-necked

tulip-shaped glasses in order to concentrate the aromas.

When should Champagne be served?

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Given the diversity
of its cuvées,
Champagne may
be served
throughout
a meal
.

Aperitif

Starter

Fish dish

Meat dish

Cheese

Dessert

Fruit

 

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Quiz

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