Types of Champagne in Kenya

Types of Champagne in Kenya

Champagne is one of the most popular types of alcoholic drink in Kenya and the world. It is the benchmark of sparkling wine that all other types of sparkling wines try to imitate. But many people don’t differentiate between champagne and other sparkling wines, so let us define champagne wine. Champagne is a sparkling wine that is carbonated to make it have bubbles. It is the super expression of the sparkling wine, assembled from various vintages and selected vineyards within the Champagne region, carefully blended and fermented in the bottle to create a different distinct style of champagne.

Champagne wine is a fine, pleasant and easy to drink wine that allows you to bond with your baddies. It is a fantastic type of wine full of celebration and bubbly personality with pleasing flavor and appealing aromas that everyone wants to take to dinner. This has made champagne the number one choice to complete any occasion as it has a unique way to make a celebration special and memorable. It also excellently pairs with different types of food. If you want to hold a truly memorable event, dial a drink Kenya to buy and serve your guests this value wine.

 Different between champagne and sparkling wine

The name Champagne is a north region in France, which is also where the champagne sparkling wine name comes from. It is in this region the Champagne wine is made for the world to enjoy. If it is manufactured anywhere else other than the champagne region, it is not champagne but sparkling wine. The champagne and sparkling wine was not the desired end product. Instead, it was a sign of poor winemaking, a sign that showed there was something done during the process of winemaking that went wrong and made the wine go bubbly. This unstable wine was christened as "mad wine."

The real Champagne is only produced under strict supervision by inducing the in-bottle second fermentation to create carbonation. The bubbles in champagne are a natural process arising from the region's cold climate and short growing season. In the natural process, cold winter temperatures stop the fermentation process and when spring steps in the fermentation restarts. This leads to the formation of carbon dioxide inside the bottle. It is this trapped carbon dioxide that gives champagne its sparkle.

Styles of Champagne

Champagne wine can be produced from one type of grape or more. There is a wide range of Champagne styles on the best wine shop in Nairobi, giving consumers a broad range of choices. Most Champagne wines are a blend of three grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Here are the common Champagne styles are that you can find on the leading online wine store are;

Non-Vintage – non-vintage champagne is made of different vintages either Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier and from a mixture of years. Non-Vintage wine needs to age for a decade to reach its best flavor.

Vintage (Luxury Blend) – Vintage Champagnes are only produced from a single year’s harvest, and only in the best years. A vintage Champagne is produced only when the weather is most favorable for the grapes ripping to assure a wine of superior quality. This champagne is always more expensive than non-vintage Champagnes. However, vintage champagne cannot give assurance of better taste than other champagne as the taste depends on the person’s palate.

Blanc de Blancs –Blanc de Blanc it is a fresh Champagne made from 100% white grapes – Chardonnay. Blanc de Blanc tend to be lighter and more delicate in style.

Blanc de Noirs –Blanc de Noirs Champagnes are made from fresh red grapes Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier and tend to be fuller-bodied and richer tasting with a broad aromatic palette.

Rose – Rose is intensely flavored champagne usually blended of white and red wine, though it can also be made only from red wine grapes. It is dark pink and it is the only French wine that allows the assemblage of red wine (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier).

Types of Champagne

There are different types of Champagne, most categorized by their level of sweetness. Each of the champagne brands is made following a specific recipe that is centered on the types of grapes used in making it. To understand the different types of champagne, you need to know some important terms you will encounter on a Champagne label. These terms will always indicate the champagne sweetness level and tell you much about the contents. To pick your specific tastes, always remember to check the labels and only purchase champagne from trusted online shops. From dry to sweet, Champagnes are labeled Brut Nature, Brut, Extra Brut, Extra Sec, Sec, Demi-Sec and Doux. 

Brut Nature / Brut zero – it is dry low sugar champagne making it an ideal Champagne as an aperitif.

Extra Brut – Extra Brut is the driest champagne.

Brut – Brut champagne is dry to off-dry and drier than extra-dry. It is the most famous champagne brand, which is usually considered the "standard" champagne. This is great every time champagne.

Extra Sec – Extra Sec is off-dry to medium-dry champagne.

Sec – Sec is medium-dry champagne.

Demi-sec – Demi-sec is medium sweet and is sweeter than sec. It pairs excellently with desserts.  

Doux –Doux is lusciously sweet. It is the sweetest champagne.

Generally, people sort the types of champagne wine according to their own flavor preferences and textures. Regardless of sweetness, whether dry or sweet, drinks delivery Nairobi has something for everyone to raise a glass to.

Most popular Champagne brands

There are various varieties of champagnes that pair excellently with a range of foods and enjoyed by wine lovers. Below are some of the most favorite champagne brands in Kenya that are sure to please every palate.

Dom Perignon champagne

Perrier Jouet    

Moet & Chandon

Veuve Clicquot

Dom Perignon champagne

The Dom Perignon champagne is one of the world's classic drink suited for most special occasions. It is one of the most loved and most popular champagne wines brands, truly known as the 'Monarch' of the champagne world. It is among the most expensive champagne brand in the world. Dom Perignon brand is a vintage Champagne produced by the Moet & Chandon Champagne house. This champagne serves as Moet & Chandon house's prestige Champagne as it represents the ultra-luxurious side of the Champagne house of Moet & Chandon. It is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk who pioneered quality for Champagne wine. He took winemaking on as a religious passion. He put effort into creating and mastering various winemaking techniques. He mastered the wine blending technique, enhancing flavors, and proper bottling timeframes to perfect the art of overall winemaking. Dom Pierre Perignon also introduced corks and thick bottles to prevent explosions. This Champagne became more popular after Dom Pérignon's death, but he has been honored as an innovator in the industry. Dom Perignon champagne ages at least seven years before release to ensure maximum deliciousness. Dial a drink to order this prestigious and one of the best champagne brand in Kenya on your favorite online wine shop – drinks zone.

Perrier Jouet    

Perrier Jouet is popular brut champagne in Kenya, founded in 1811. It began with a simple love story of young newlyweds; Pierre Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adelaide Jouet. Ambitious and passionate, the couple invested in land in Epernay to build the House of Perrier Jouet. The Perrier Jouet Champagne is a blend of different varietals from top vineyards expressing the quality and diversity of the winemaking tradition. It is balanced champagne created between the consistency of the Perrier Jouet style and the effects of the year’s climate to provide upfront and round fruitiness to the wine. This results in an elegant and fruity Perrier Jouet Champagne of medium intensity that is bright and clear with shiny lemon-yellow color. The nose is dominated by fresh aromas of white fruit such as pear and white peach and floral notes of lily. Since Perrier Jouet was established as the drink of love, it is very popular champagne in many romantic dinners where lovers raise a glass of Champagne to toast their love. It is affiliated with royalty and prestige, making it one of the most sought-after and expensive Champagne brands in Kenya and the world. No Champagne can rival the romantic heritage and refined elegance of Perrier Jouet and is widely recognized for its connection to the art nouveau movement. For anyone who has a taste for dry wines, this dry champagne offers a lovely, sparkling alternative that will appease your taste buds.

Moet & Chandon

Moet & Chandon is at the top of the list of luxury and the best champagne brand in the world. It is one of the best-selling champagne brands and most famous champagne brands in Kenya and globally. It is popularly known for its rich, seductive aroma of dried fruits and barley sugar. The experience of drinking Moet & Chandon Champagne is enhanced further by the pear and apple fragrance. One of the best things about this great champagne is that it comes ready to drink. Its sophistication and richness please the palate senses of every drinker. No one can resist the temptation of Moet & Chandon fruity and sweet aromatic mix. If you want to share something special with a special person in your life, then Moet & Chandon Champagne is an exquisite drink with great taste that suits any occasion. Dial a delivery to order this classic champagne in Kenya to spice up your romantic dinner date.

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot is a very popular champagne brand in Kenya and the world. It is produced by the French Champagne house, which specializes in premium products. It was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot. Veuve Clicquot Brut is a fresh and full-bodied golden yellow color champagne that is well structured with a robust acidity. It showcases the fine art of perfectly blending of different Crus to create balanced champagne with aromatic intensity and freshness. It has lovely fruity aromas of peach, plum, and pear along with vanilla and toasty brioche notes. The Veuve Clicquot rich flavors please everyone palate. It is a perfect Champagne to enjoy with a meal and excellent as an aperitif. Dial a wine to have a taste of this irresistible best champagne brand in Kenya and the world.

Champagne can be enjoyed anytime you feel like sipping a wine. Don’t wait for a celebration moment to pop-up champagne. Whether you're looking for the ideal bottle for a romantic dinner, the right champagne gift, or perfect special occasion champagne, we have a wide array of best champagne brands to choose from. Online wine home delivery Nairobi allows you to get your hands on the best drinks for your moment with ease. Enjoy the happy hour with the best champagne brands in Kenya by just dialing the Nairobi champagne delivery service to pop that cork and enjoy the best wine price in Kenya.

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