Discover Champagne, history, terroirs and grape varieties.
Discover Champagne and its history, discover its terroirs and its unique grape varieties. A taste adventure awaits.
Everything you need to know about champagne
Magical bubbles of complex flavors, the world of Champagne has something special. If you have always wanted to know more about this sparkling wine and its rich history, its terroirs and its grape varieties, a taste adventure awaits you. Let's dive into everything that makes Champagne unique!
History and origin of Champagne
The origin of Champagne dates back to the 17th century, when Dom Pérignon began to blend grapes from different vineyards in order to create a more complex and distinctive sparkling wine. This process was revolutionary at the time, and it was to become one of the most popular wines in the world. Today, champagne is produced only in France's famous Champagne region, which has over 15,000 vineyards producing some of the most well-known brands such as Moët et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Louis Roederer.
Terroirs and grape varieties
Champagne is made from three main grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These grapes are grown in specific terroirs of the region that offer optimal conditions for growing grapes with high acidity levels and good aromas, two key elements for making excellent sparkling wines. The unique combination of these terroirs and grape varieties gives Champagnes their distinct taste profiles, which range from light and fruity to full-bodied and complex.
The champagne experience
Whatever your palate preferences or budget, you will find a bottle of champagne to enjoy! Whether you like brut or rosé styles, you'll find something to suit your taste buds, from champagnes like Piper Heidsieck to champagnes like Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. There are also vintage champagnes if you want something special like Perrier-Jouet or Krug. Whatever your preferences, there is a perfect champagne for you!
Champagne has come a long way since its inception! Today, it is one of the most popular wines in the world thanks to its unique flavors that come from its specific terroirs and grape varieties. Whether you prefer brut or rosé, there is a perfect bottle for every occasion and every budget! So why not discover all that champagne has to offer?