Champagne

Considerated as the greatest Sparkling wine, champagne is meant to be festive. « It is the mark of finesse, respect for traditions, tinged with conviviality, symbol of friendship » (Balzac). Often copied, never equaled, the French Champagne owes its technic of elaboration to a sparkling wine of the south of France: the wine of Limoux....
Considerated as the greatest Sparkling wine, champagne is meant to be festive. « It is the mark of finesse, respect for traditions, tinged with conviviality, symbol of friendship » (Balzac). Often copied, never equaled, the French Champagne owes its technic of elaboration to a sparkling wine of the south of France: the wine of Limoux. It is a famous monk named Perignon who brought back this method of secular effervescent vinification to Reims in the 17th century. Until then, the wines of Champagne were effervescent only by accident. In fact English people were the first to try to tame this "devil's wine", called in this way in view of the accidents that the bottles met, exploding under the pressure of gases. They brought their stone to the building by the subsequent addition of sugar, and by determining the most favorable period for this: Spring.   Dom Perignon , by his side, also worked on the container, by instituting the use of reinforced glass, the systematic use of the cork stopper attached to the bottle. Subsequently, the studies carried out by Pasteur ensured the perenniality of the production of effervescent Champagne wines. We are then in the 19th century. The production area of ​​Champagne wines covers nearly 33,100 hectares and generates the equivalent of 3,520,000 bottles. (Less so when considering formats such as magnum, Balthazar and other Nabuchodonosor). Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, planted on marly and calcareous soils, spread over four major regions: the Reims Mountain, the Marne Valley, the Coast of whites, Vineyard of the Aube . The economic market is mainly represented by the big trading houses ( Epernay and Reims ), which were the first to promote Champagne wines in France and abroad. However, due to their more reasonable prices and the indisputable quality of their work, litltle wine growers are a sure bet.   You will find both on defivin.com, at an attractive price, without false promotion. We look for wines for our customers, according to our tastes and knowledge. Let yourself be tempted: you will not be disappointed.
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