UMC - Grandes Marques et Maisons de Champagne

The keys to the wines of Champagne

Stages in the life of a wine

Champagne wine spends ifs lifetime in perpetual evolution. From the moment of ts birth to the point of drinking, it continues tc develop and assert its sensory profile. These steges in its development - or lifetime - depend on the winemaking process, which in turn is determined by the winemaker. The style of wine is down to the winemaker and calls for bold decisions and a brave personal investment.

These pages explore the five major stages in the lifetime of a Champagne: "First Steps", "Early Years", "ln Their Prime", "Golden Age" and "Lifestyle".