What is "méthode champenoise"?
‘Méthode champenoise’ is a French term often found on the labels of quality sparkling wines. It indicates that the sparkling wine is made according to the same method as champagne. This requires a ‘second fermentation’ in the bottle which creates the bubbles.
Only sparkling wine from the region of Champagne made by this method may be called ‘champagne’. Sparkling wine made by the méthode champenoise in other parts of France is called ‘crémant‘.
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