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Most of documents available in this website can be downloaded or read online in the multimedia library.
From terroir to labelling, this brochure shows the different steps to produce the wine of Champagne.
Geographical location, Climate, Soil and sub-soil, Champagne grapes, Mass selection and clonal selection, Planting, Sustainable viticulture, Pruning, Summer maintenance, Harvesting, Pressing, Clarification, alcoholic fermentation, Malolactic fermentation – Clarification, Blending,Bottling and second fermentation, Maturation on lees, Riddling, Disgorgement, Dosage, Final corking - shaking and final inspection, Labelling.
In order to allow everyone to experience what makes Champagne a unique wine and a prestigious appellation, the Comité Champagne offers these 6 folders, created by the inhabitants of the Champagne region themselves.
These documents focus on the following topics:
The Champagne appellation, the terroir, the vine, the grapes, the blending, the effervescence, the stages of a Champagne wine
These notebooks are part of a collection made to guide the reader through the world of Champagne wines. What matters here is neither the wonderful history of these idolized wines, nor their terroir, nor their name. These documents focus on Champagne-related traditions, their specific oenological characteristics, food and Champagne wine pairing, and Champagne in nature and art.
From cigarettes to perfume, the compelling rise of the Champagne appellation of origin towards universal protection.
After the decision of the Court of Cassation of February 18th, 2004,.
Professor at the Panthéon-assas (Paris II) university,
President of the Henri Desbois Research Institure for Intellectual Property
The evolution of the aromas in Champagne wine
The Comité Chamapgne recommends you read this article published in Vigneron Champenois: 'Champagne, the environment and sustainable development: thirty years of history!'
The Comité Champagne presents a summary of the ‘Guide pratique de la viticulture durable – Special issue’