Yes, champagne is sparkling, it comes from a region two hours’ drive east of Paris, and it is (mostly) white. But within those boundaries, there’s an amazing diversity. There’s no red champagne (although there is something called “Coteaux champenios” that can be red), but there’s more and more rosé that ranges from pale pink to dark red cherry colour.
You have steely and elegant “blanc de blanc” that is made exclusively from chardonnay and there’s the “blanc de noir” that is made from only red grapes (pinot noir or meunier) and much more full-bodied and aromatic. They make super-dry brut zéro, mineral and crisp up to the smooth, slightly sweet and very unusual dry/sec (yes, “dry” but quite sweet – we’ll tell you the story behind that).
A great diversity.
All of this you will discover, taste and learn all about on our Champagne wine tour. Including some incredible champagne meals.
Come with us on the extraordinary wine tour to Champagne.
Wine tour to Champagne, September 27 – October 1, 2023
PS: We have written a ground-breaking book about Champagne so we have a bit of a clue of what we’re talking about.