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Champagne method

Method of producing a sparkling wine by means of bottle fermentation. The designation Méthode champenoise may only be used for products from Champagne. Wine law designations outside of this are Méthode classique (also Méthode traditionnelle or Méthode traditionelle classique). As a substitute for sparkling wines outside Champagne, the term crémant was introduced at the end of the 1980s.

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