Designation possible for all EU member states (also Méthode traditionelle or Méthode traditionelle classique) for a sparkling wine produced according to the classical method using bottle fermentation. These designations may also be used in the national language. Méthode champenoise, on the other hand, is protected by origin and reserved exclusively for Champagne. If these designations are missing on the label, it can be assumed that the sparkling wine was not produced according to the classic method, but with other methods such as the méthode charmat (tank fermentation).
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