Champagne


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The most iconic sparkling wine in the world is a blend of grapes including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The most treasured Champagne wines age for a minimum of 3 years.

Primary Flavors

  • Citrus
  • Yellow Apple
  • Cream
  • Almond
  • Toast

Taste Profile

Dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    38–45°F / 3-7°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Flute

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Just about anything that’s salty, fried or fishy will pair magically with Champagne. Don’t just use it as an aperitif, try it with the main course as well.

Champagne has several subregions
Wine Map of Champagne

Wine Map of Champagne

Learn the regions and crus of the Champagne region in France.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly