Wineries in Champagne plant their vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes. Also, other approved varieties are Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris but all together cover less than 0.3% of plantings.
The most common style of wines produced by wineries in Champagne is, drum roll…. Champagne! The world’s most famous and prestigious sparkling wine can be divided into 7 categories, depending on the sugar dosage it contains:
• Brut Nature, also known as “Pas Dosé” or “Dosage Zéro“, which contains zero sugar
• Extra Brut
• Extra Dry