Champagne is a sparkling wine that has specifically been produced from the grapes of the Champagne region in France. Champagne must meet further criteria, such as the undergoing of secondary fermentation inside of the bottle, in order to create carbonation. Some outlets wrongly use the term Champagne for their sparkling white wines, of which is illegal, as the product is protected under the ruled of appellation.
The general rule when making Champagne is that the grapes used must be Chardonnay, or the dark-skinned “red wine grapes” Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier, which because of gentle pressing to the grapes, eliminates skin contact during fermentation.
Normally selected and consumed for celebrations, Champagne is a very famous type of wine and is available at a range of qualities and prices.