You can call a glass of sparkling wine as champagne only if it is made from the grapes produced in the Champagne area of France. It is one of the most premium wines and is priced at over £500 per bottle. Champagne is always looked up as a symbol of happiness and celebration. Only those wines that are bottled within 100miles of the Champagne area in France are eligible to get the word, “champagne” printed on their labels.
Though many grapes grow in the sprawling vineyards of Champagne, only a few varieties are chosen to make the premium wine of Champagne. The authentic Champagne from France is made only from one of these grape varieties – Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Petit Meslier and Arbane.
These grapes are given special focus and care because of their exotic flavours and characters. A dedicated committee takes a personal interest in growing these champagne-worthy grapes. The soil quality, temperature settings, time & process of harvest and other factors are considered well in advance so that only premium quality Champagne is produced within the small French region, every single time.
The juice of any of these exotic grapes is then poured into a bottle and then mixed with sugar, yeast and other nutrients to allow for natural carbonation to take place. While Champagne contains a few health benefits, it is not as healthy as its red and white wine counterparts. However, it is known to reduce the risk of obesity, dementia, depression and cardiac ailments. When you buy champagne, you can also be assured of soft, supple and glowing skin.. This is because this drink is not only rich in antioxidants, but also contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in curing acne and blackouts quickly. It helps in the regulation of blood pressure as well.