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Champagne making process

How Champagne is made ?

1: alcoholic fermentation
Conversion of natural sugar into alcohol, the grape juice turns into still wine.

2: assembling the wine
Liquid from different harvests, from different areas are blend together.

3: bottling
The Champagne is put in bottle with yeast and sugar.

4: malolactic fermentation
he yeasts turn sugar into alcohol and CO2. The carbon dioxide (CO2) cannot escape from the bottle and is dissolved in the Champagne, forming the bubbles.

5: maturation
Champagne bottles are stored horizontally in natural cool and dark chalk cellar for 1 to 3 years.

6: dégorgement
During maturation, the winemaker rotates the bottles every day to remove the lees.

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