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CHAMPAGNE AOC (Appellation of Controlled Origin)

CHAMPAGNE AOC AND ITS HISTORY

Champagne wine tradition is quite old: it dates from Roman times. The vineyards of Champagne is then maintained by the attention it has brought the clergy in the diocese of Reims and Chalons. In the Middle Ages, the wines from the coast of Champagne treated as "Vins de France", which is produced by the Paris Basin. Champagne has its popularity due to King Henry IV at the end of the sixteenth century: it is in Paris, that the name for the first time as "wine of Champagne" is mentioned. The Champagne are naturally sparkling wines. The champagne was not complete: it continued to be a father, it was Dom Perignon, a monk of the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers responsible vineyards, wine presses and cellars belonging to the abbey. Another monk Benedictine Hautvillers stated in 1821 that Dom Perignon the method of preparation of a sparkling wine was invented. It is in the eighteenth century that the champagne began a worldwide reputation, thanks to famous globetrotters like Claude Moët, Philippe Clicquot, Florenz-Louis Heidsieck. In the nineteenth century, followed by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perriet-Jouet, Mumm, Bollinger. Famous widows Commes Madame Pommery, Madame Clicquot, Ms. Perrier resumed the company of their husbands and upgraded the quality of their champagne. It represented in 1994 a turnover of 14.4 billion francs for traders, that is 250 Champagne houses, about 70% of the revenue to wear. They buy most of their grapes to 15000 Champagne growers who control 90% of the surface area of the vineyard and provide 30% of the sales of champagne. Champagnes we offer are Bollinger champagne, Dom Perignon champagne, Henri Giraud champagne, Krug champagne, Laurent Perrier champagne, Louis Roederer champagne, Lallier champagne, Mailly champagne, Moët & Chandon champagne, Mumm champagne, Pierrel Les Oressences champagne, Piper Heidsieck champagne, Pommery champagne, Taittinger champagne & Veuve Clicquot champagne. The Champagne label also the quality of the champagne mentioned. Champagne has 3 categories. This division is done on the basis of the quality of the grapes, which is determined by the soil. So you have "grand cru" (the best quality), "premier cru" and sans Champagne cru.

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