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French term for the press residue, but also for the spirit obtained from it by distilling marc. It is derived from "marcher", which means the "crushing" of a fruit in order to extract sweet components. The origin is added to the term. Most "Marc de Champagne" is produced in the Champagne region. As with champagne, only the Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay varieties are used. It is also used to flavour truffle chocolates (truffles) and in the coffee speciality Canard.

Indications of origin

Other brands include Marc d'Alsac, Marc d'Aquitaine, Marc de Beaujolauis, Marc de Bourgogne, Marc de Chardonnay, Marc de Franche-Comté, Marc de Lorraine, Marc des Côteaux de la Loire, Marc de Savoie, Marc du Bugey, Marc du Centre-Est and Marc du Jura. The names are protected by the appellation of origin and reserved for France and Luxembourg. However, the name "Marc" alone is not protected and can also be used in other countries.

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