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Schaumwein Champagne AOC Brut Royal, Champagne, France

Type: Schaumwein (Sparkling wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: Brut
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #P-L10214028

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Last reviewed: 29 December, 2015

The French wine-growing region of Champagne gave the most famous sparkling wine in the world the legally protected name Champagne. It is not identical with the administrative region Champagne-Ardenne or the historical landscape Champagne. The heart of the area is Reims, where almost all French rulers were crowned in Notre-Dame Cathedral, but the towns of Epernay and Chalons-sur-Marne are also very important. Champagne is the northernmost wine-growing region of France in the Paris Basin, about 140 kilometres east of Paris. The "Région délimitée de la Champagne viticole" was first defined in 1908, the boundaries then changed in 1911 and finally finalised in...

The sparkling wine from France is probably the most famous alcoholic drink and an epitome of joie de vivre and luxury. As early as 1531, a sparkling wine was documented in south-western France, namely the Blanquette de Limoux from the village of Limoux. But in Champagne, as late as the first half of the 17th century, champagne was by no means synonymous with this type of wine. A common phenomenon in this region was that, due to the cool weather, fermentation was interrupted in autumn and the wines were nevertheless already bottled. In warmer weather in spring, the residual sugar triggered an unplanned or...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land, which was only later called Gaul by the Romans, was inhabited by various tribes of Celts (Allobrogians, Ambians, Arvernians, Biturians, Cenomans and others in France, Noricans in Bavaria and Austria). A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later...

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