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Champagne, although we know them by generic name only refers to sparkling wines produced in the area of the same name. Champagne became AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée) in the early twentieth century the original name to protect against different foam that developed throughout Europe following the same method of preparation, called "Method Champenoise". Thus, sparkling in other regions are called "Cremant", "Cava", "Sekt", "Prosecco",...
Champagne can be white or pink, and the most common grapes to produce it are the Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, but allowed others, such as Arbanne, Petit Meslier, Pinot de Juillet, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Rosé.
Champagne wines are made from base wines from different years are blended and re-ferment. This maintains a consistent flavor. When a vintage Champagne is made with exceptional wines that one year (Cuvée). A Blanc de Blancs Champagne is made only with white grapes Chardonnay, while Blanc de Noir Champagne is made from white grapes, especially Pinot Noir.
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