Without champagne not do any holiday. Light wine creates a mood and sets a fun. So the celebration went according to plan and was not tarnished by substandard alcohol, is to choose a good champagne. Everyone has different tastes: someone trusted the time-tested “Soviet”, but for someone under this category are the famous “Veuve Clicquot” or “don Perignon”. But these varieties should not be limited.
Classification of sparkling wines
Champagne the correct name for the drink made in the French province of champagne, from which it received the wine name. However, the same technology produced many varieties in other countries.
Famous for varieties of good champagne, Italian wine, French from other regions. Russia does not lag behind the European manufacturers. Delicious wine making in Moldova. Also available in Germany, Portugal, China, Spain.
It is not necessary that price for bottle of sparkling wine “bite”. Among the variety offered by manufacturers, there is a good cheap champagne. To choose is not at a cost, although this is a significant criterion, and according to their own preferences. Do not get confused and understand which wine is better, allow a minimum of knowledge about the manufacturers, what color, sugar content and other characteristics.
By country and region of origin
If we talk about the best champagne on the location of the producer, that on top must be the wine from champagne. It will be the most expensive thing on your holiday table dish. But there is confidence in the quality of champagne, because its production is controlled at the state level.
In other regions of France also have a sparkling home. On the labels of bottles with sparkling wine bears the inscription “Cremant” and added the name of the region, e.g., Bordeaux, Alsace, Burgundy, etc. They are inferior to the best French champagne in histoty, but the quality is still high, as is also controlled at the state level.
Italian sparkling wine you should choose labeled “DOC’S” – this ensures high quality of alcohol. The name of the beverage gets from the producing region and/or grape variety. Prosecco, Asti, Fragolino, etc. – it’s all champagne from the Apennine Peninsula.
In Russia also there are a lot of manufacturers. The quality cannot be compared with French, but if you take the ratio of the price – quite a good variety. “Lev Golitsyn”, “Pinot Noir”, “Moscow”, “Imperial” and some other can safely be called sparkling wine and not drink wine.
The used grape varieties
Champagne is often made from a mixture of a few wines. There are odnosortovye best sparkling wine. If we talk about luxury sparkling wines, there may be present material from seven varieties of grapes. To determine how many of the same varieties used in the production will help the labels on the bottles:
- blanc de blanc — white of white, or sparkling wine from white Chardonnay grapes;
- blanc de noir – white of black, or in good champagne, there are two black (red) Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir;
- cuvee – Cuvee, or use in the manufacture of several varieties of grapes (Italian Lambrusco, for example, it is).
The exact answer which is better – odnolistovoe or assemblage champagne to choose, no one will. To follow is your own taste.
Sparkling wine is:
- white. The most common. Despite the name, can be made from red grapes. Grace is due to the fact that the manufacture of the pulp and skin of berries in squeezing contact with each other a minimal amount of time;
- red champagne berries, the color is not at variance with the tone of the finished beverage;
- pink. Obtained in two ways: by adding red wine or increasing the contact time of the peel and pulp.
The sugar content
Classification is the following:
- sweet (indicator: > 65g/l, the label contains doux (FR), or dolce (it));
- sweet (50-65, demi-doux, semi-dolci);
- semi-dry (35-50, demi-sec, semisecco);
- dry (20-35, sec, secco);
- Brut (6-15, brut);
- extrabrut (more than 6 g/l, extra brut/brut nature/brut zero).
As it is believed that sugar adversely affects the flavor and taste of sparkling wine, choosing what is better to take the champagne: Brut or semi-sweet, the world will prefer the first option. The drink has a sour and tartness, so will appeal not to everyone.
Semi-dry and sweet champagne are in the next classification, therefore a better buy depends on personal preference. The taste will not vary like Brut.
In terms of quality
Out of competition in this classification, products from the best champagne houses of France. The famous “Veuve Clicquot”, “Dom Perignon” “Moet” – alcohol of the highest quality that will empty the wallet for a tidy sum.
Elite champagne, made from grapes classified as prestigious or special. If you are using only a crop of one year, this sparkling wine is called vintage or vintages. Given that successful winemaking years happen 2-3 times in 10 years, the bottle is sure to be the year.
Good, but unremarkable among the other types of champagne without year with the price up to 2000 rubles per bottle, the most common category of sparkling wines.
Important! Not always a stopper, the shape of the bottle, the bubbles are indicators of quality sparkling wine. At a price up to 200 rubles, it is wine carbonated beverage segment of the economy.
The best brands of champagne
The leaders among producers of sparkling wines – France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Moldova. Also available in a separate category to highlight products with New light – production of Chile, Argentina, Australia, South Africa. In each of these countries there are some brands that fall under the designation of “best champagne” of domestic manufacture.
French brand any good, so the choice between Moet and Veuve Clicquot will be made based on cost and availability at the point of sale. To say, – what of these is better – it’s just to tell my opinion. The quality of both drinks is impeccable, no wonder they are in the TOP 5 champagne brands in the world. Worthy of attention, and other houses: Krug, Ayala, etc. Not to forget some French wine called “Cremant”, which will please the taste and aroma.
Leaders from Italy – Asti Mondoro, Asti Martini, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Lambrusco Cavicchioli Bianco and others. Buying wine with such sonorous names on our open spaces need to be cautious. Good champagne Italian production to 1000 is unlikely to cost, so there is a chance of running into fake or a wine beverage.
Russian brands, which represent a wine with good taste: “Abrau-Durso” and “legacy of the wizard “Lev Golitsyn”. Separate varieties deserve to compare what champagne is better. And “Lev Golitsyn” superior sparkling wine drink Bosca.
While we commend the producers of the latter, posizionarsi their product in this way, not claiming to be more sonorous name. Bosco is comparable in taste with champagne Santo Stefano, also presented by the Russian manufacturers. Which wine is better? Under each brand includes the varieties from sweet to Brut. Both brands are low-cost drinks, which leads to their popularity. Tastier and better Bosca will be that expensive, but what to buy, still you need to choose according to their own preferences.
In Moldova, the best sparkling wine Cricova, Spain on the label you need to look for Cava, which is denoted by sparkling wine.
Not everyone can afford a luxury champagne. Among the more affordable options for consumers celebrate the Russian “Abrau-Durso”, “Moscow”, “Lev Golitsyn”, Moldavian “Cricova”. A bit more expensive Italian Asti, Prosecco, Lambrusco. Combines recommendation: worth a try. Note the correspondence of price and quality of these brands of sparkling wines.
White semi-sweet champagne “Cricova”, for example, describe how the wine with the right bouquet, without extraneous tones.
About Abrau-Dyurso reviews in most cases also positive. Champagne of this brand want to savor, to feel the fragrant pronounced aftertaste in every SIP.
Subtle Apple aroma and taste is of champagne “Lev Golitsyn”, which goes well with desserts.
Italian wine Asti Asquesti has rave reviews: specifies a beautiful package noble taste, moderate glazirovannogo.
Another common feature of the reviews: champagne like pretty ladies, so they will appreciate the sparkling wine is appreciated.