Distinguishing Expensive Champagne
A lot of people prefer to drink expensive champagne, thinking that the
more expensive the product, the better it is.
And while this is somewhat
true, the price shouldn't be the sole factor when it comes to choosing
that special bottle of bubbly goodness.
While a higher price does tend to correlate with higher quality
champagne, it shouldn't be the deciding factor.
Although price may be one of the factors that indicates the quality,
there are other components you should factor in before purchasing a
bottle of expensive champagne.
is a very intricate process, the purchase price
of the end product is going to be higher than.
As such, it would be wise
to avoid brands that are too cheap, or too good to be true.
are sold at extremely low prices probably aren't the real thing or were
made through questionable practices not worth investing in.
So what should you consider?
The ingredients, or more specifically, the type of grape varieties used.
The grapes used are primarily black, although whites are also used as
Although the skins of the grapes are black, the juice produced is white.
The most commonly used grape is Pinot Noir
, which gives the wines
a strong spicy and heavy flavor. The other common black grape is
, which gives off fruitier tasting juices.
Chardonnay, on the other hand, gives the wine a light, almost buttery
By law, champagne can only be made from different combinations of the
following grape varieties.
- Pinot Noir (white to greenish grape)
- Pinot Meunier
- Chardonnay (white grape)
When all is said and done, it all depends on personal preference when it comes to choosing the grape variety.
Also, it is often recommended to opt for vintage, which comes from a single grape variety from a single harvest, and
is deemed high quality.
One other factor to consider is the house producing the bottled brand. Reputable houses include Bollinger, A Carpentier, and
, just to name a few.
brands of the bubbly wine are not as widespread as their conventional counterparts, however, there are a few
organic brands available, one of which is Diamond Organics.
Other popular organic brands are:
- 1997 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee (Biodynamic)
- NV Larmandier-Bernier Premier Cru Vertus (Biodynamic)
- 2003 Eric Bordelet Normandy Sydre "Doux" (Biodynamic)
- 2004 Ermite Medici Reggiano "Solo" (Biodynamic)
So, to summarize, choosing a high-quality champagne brand depends on a few factors such as choosing a reasonable price,
buying from a reputable house, knowing which grape variety to choose, all the while factoring in your own personal preference.
Bottom line? There is no right or wrong formula. Use the aforementioned tips and your own personal judgement
when it comes time to buying the perfect bottle of champagne.
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