Category Archives: FRANCE

French terminology

French wine industry terminology, with most accents and other characters .. work in progress .. – A – acide malique  malic acid. agrafe  a u-shaped metal staple used to hold the cork in place during second fermentation of some prestige champagnes. … Continue reading

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Sparkling wine – outside Champagne

The generic term for most sparkling wine made in France, but outside Champagne, is crémant. The complete range of legal terms for such wines, is: cremant (ou crémant) for wines made in the same way as champagne, that is the … Continue reading

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