Vinification: Méthode Champenoise

Méthode Champenoise, or Traditional Method, is the process by which a secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle resulting in a naturally sparkling wine. A small amount of yeast and sugar is added after primary fermentation and the bottles are stored horizontally on the lees. The lees are then consolidated and removed through processes called riddling and disgorgement resulting in a clear sparkling wine with fine bubbles.

The following wines underwent Méthode Champenoise: