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EGLY OURIET AMBONNAY 2009

EGLY OURIET AMBONNAY 2009

Appellation : COTEAUX CHAMPENOIS
Millésime : 2009
Color : Red
Price
€438.70 TTC

The Champagne region, located in northeastern France, is internationally renowned as the birthplace of the famous sparkling wine bearing the same name. The region benefits from a cool climate with hot summers and cold winters, creating ideal conditions for viticulture.

Champagne is crafted from three main grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Each grape contributes to the final blend, creating complex and well-balanced wines.

The Champagne region is divided into five distinct wine sub-regions, the two main being Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs.

    • Montagne de Reims : Situated southwest of the city of Reims, this sub-region is renowned for its chalky soils and gentle hills, providing ideal conditions for cultivating Pinot Noir, the main grape variety used in this area. Wines from Montagne de Reims are prized for their structure, aromatic intensity, and graceful aging potential.

    • Côte des Blancs : Located south of Épernay, this sub-region is famous for its chalk-rich soils with abundant minerals and ample sun exposure. It is mainly planted with Chardonnay, which flourishes under these conditions, producing white wines of great finesse with floral, citrus, and mineral notes.

Champagnes come in various categories, ranging from the driest to the sweetest:

    • Brut Nature : Also known as "Zero Dosage," this is the driest champagne with no residual sugar. It offers exceptional purity and freshness, accentuating fruity and mineral aromas.

    • Extra Brut : Very dry, this champagne has a minimal amount of residual sugar, resulting in pronounced freshness and elegant finesse.

    • Brut : The most popular and balanced style, Brut champagne has a well-measured level of residual sugar, highlighting fruity aromas and complexity.

    • Extra Dry : Contrary to its name, Extra Dry is slightly sweeter than Brut but still relatively dry, with a delicate touch of sweetness.

  • Sec : Once sweeter in the past, the term "Sec" now indicates a demi-sec champagne with more pronounced sweetness, making it perfect for pairing with desserts.
  • Demi-Sec : Demi-Sec champagne is sweet, with a higher sugar content, making it an ideal accompaniment to sweet desserts.
  • Doux : The sweetest champagne, reserved for special occasions or to accompany very sweet desserts.

Champagne production follows the traditional method, also known as méthode champenoise, involving a second fermentation in the bottle, resulting in the characteristic bubbles of champagne.

Champagne wines are cherished for their elegance, freshness, finesse, and graceful aging. They are often associated with celebrations and festive moments, but can also be enjoyed throughout a meal, pairing well with a variety of dishes, from seafood to more elaborate fare. Champagne remains a symbol of luxury and excellence in the wine world, captivating palates worldwide.

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