The geographical area which carries the term ?Champagne? is made up of several soil types of different characteristics. According to an age-old tradition, each Champagne House chooses during the wine harvest the ?crus? ( particular vineyards) and the wine-plants which make up theirs supplies of grapes.
In spring, the wines from each vineyard are analysed and tasted in order to define theirs particular characteristics. The Head of the Champagne House and his oenologists can then determine the proportions in which the new wine is assembled and (except for the millésime-vintage wine) completed by adding reserved wines from previous years.
Once bottled, the wine becomes effervescent, then ages slowly in deep wine cellars which guarantee to the wine peace and quiet, constant temperature, darkness and humidity required for perfect maturation.
The world-wide renown of a famous Brand of Champagne devotes its attachment to the respect for these traditional rules of Champagne-making. This has safeguarded the constancy of the characteristics and subtleties which the Champagne lovers are accustomed to enjoy. Therefore a great Brand of Champagne brings to both the connoisseur and novice alike the certainty of being fully satisfied.
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