Champagnes and Sparkling Wines
"Champagne" is the name of a French region located 150 kilometres from Paris, which extends around 320 villages, known as Crus.
They are around 275,000 individual plots of vineyards, each with their profile.
There are about 300 production houses in France.
And among the most well-known are: DOM PÉRIGNON, MOËT CHANDON and VEUVE CLICQUOT.
But there are other brands, which are also among the best French "Champagnes".
Following "Bonjour", Champagne is the second most well-known word in the French language, worldwide.
His fame is due not only to his real past, but also to his festive and joyful character, always linked to celebrations and achievements.
Champagne is the most well-known and consumed French luxury product internationally.
Dom Pérignon is perhaps the best known among the French champagnes.
A tribute to the Benedictine monk of the same name, pioneer in its manufacture,
Pérignon was the first to mix several types of grapes, to use thick bottles and to use cork stopper tied with hemp cord.
In the time of the monasteries, the grapes were delivered by the local farmers as payment of their tithing.
They were then vinified collectively, regardless of variety differences or place of provenance.
The blend became an art in the hands of notable religious producers, such as the monk Dom Pérignon, treasurer of Hautvilliers Abbey in "Champagne".
His specialty was to combine selected grapes from different backgrounds to improve the balance of wine.
However, many years later, the Champagne Houses copied the method:
- Exploring the diversity of each territory;
- mixing wines of different varieties of grapes and different harvests
Above all, aiming to produce a superior cuvée in quality to any of the others.
This mixture made it possible to create harmonious Champagnes and paved the way for sparkling wines with character.
Of flavor and quality, something unheard of at a time when producers were at the mercy of nature.
The Champagne has a history that goes back to the dawn of Christianity, but its rules and limits only in 1927 were defined. And only in 1936 was it officially recognized.
For you, dear customer, we have all the above brands, but also less known sparkling wines of equivalent quality.
Meanwhile we leave you with a suggestion to accompany your Champagne flute: try one of the delights of our Fine Pastry Most Desired: the Opéra OR OR Paris Brest, both hot cakes, requesting a very fresh drink.