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Wines in Champagne

Wine in Champagne region was famous even before the first Champagne as we know it today was made.

Nowadays, beside Champagne, winemakers still produce a few traditional wines.

Rosé des Riceys is a rosé and was one of the favorite wine of King Louis the XIV. It is one of the best rosés in the country. Winemakers use Pinot Noir. Rosé des Riceys should be drunk young.

Wine from Coteaux Champenois are usually red but there are some white and a few rosés. The most famous is the red wine from Bouzy. There, winemakers use traditional ways to work the vines and produce their wines. There are the only one in France to work the same way that people did 5 or 10 centuries ago. Red wines are Pinot Noir and should be drunk young. Typical aromas are raspberry, black currant and vanilla.

Read more about Champagne with :
- World Encyclopedia of Champagne by Tom Stevenson


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