Ok, you already knew that champagne is from Champagne region, the world most famous fermented libation, while the rest of bubble wine in France will be called differently,Mousseux” or “Crémant, for instant, in Spain offers Cava, Italy offers Prosecco, or other places will be called Sparkling wine, those are less expensive than champagne.
What us the different between those bubble drinks?
1) The major different is the second fermentation’s process (transforming still wine to sparkling ), champagne goes through in a sealed bottle’ PRISE DE MOUSSE’. For cava, prosecco the second fermentation is done in a large tank or vat, also known as the Charmat method.
2) Grapes; champagne is made from chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes. Cava is from macabeo, parellada, and xarel-lo grapes, and procescco is from glera grapes.
Champagne tast is rich, complex and intense with heavier fizz while cava and prosecco are lighter and fruitier.