Sparkling Wines - Champenoise Method (2)
Although it is not mandatory to blend wines from the same year, this practice is common for high-quality wines. Unlike other wines, white and red wines can be combined to create rosé Champagne. Additionally, there is a method that involves adding a small amount of red wine must to achieve a light pink hue in the Champagne.
It is feasible to indicate on a wine bottle the harvest year, terroir (e.g., grand cru or premier cru), and disgorgement date, which refers to the process of removing sediments during the second fermentation.
Various grape varieties are used in the production of Champagne, including arbanne, petit meslier, pinot de juillet, pinot gris, pinot rosé, pinot blanc, and chenin blanc. However, most Champagne production is concentrated in three highly valued grape types: blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and meunier.