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Cava, crémant, champagne: these are the differences

Sparkling wine, cava or crémant: there is a large selection on the shelves. But there are differences in taste as well as quality between the fizzy drinks. A basic distinction is made between sparkling and sparkling wines, explains Konstantin Baum, Master of Wine. Sparkling wines are only slightly carbonated, while sparkling wines such as sparkling wine are more carbonated. Sparkling wines usually cost a little less, as there is no sparkling wine tax. The differences in detail:

Prosecco: A Prosecco can be either a sparkling wine (Frizzante) or sparkling wine (Spumante). The term Prosecco means a geographically defined area in northeastern Italy from which the wine comes. “In general, Prosecco is a fruity and tangy wine that many people like,” says Baum.

Cava: is the Spanish term for sparkling wine. Cavas are Spanish sparkling wines that come from the Penedès wine region near Barcelona. They are traditionally fermented in the bottle. The wine is left on the lees for at least nine months.

Crémant: comes from the French growing regions, including the Loire, Alsace and Burgundy. The grape varieties vary from region to region. However, it is stipulated that Crémant must remain in contact with the yeast for at least nine months.

Sparkling wine: a sparkling wine made from 100 percent of the winemaker's own grapes. The sparkling wine is sometimes stored on the yeast for several years in order to develop particularly fine aromas.

Industrially produced sparkling wine: can be made from table wines from all over Europe. This makes it significantly cheaper than quality wines that only contain certain grape varieties.

Champagne: is a strictly protected product. It may only be called champagne if it is grown and pressed in the French wine-growing region of Champagne. It is made mainly from three grape varieties: Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir), Pinot Meunier (Müllerrebe) and Chardonnay. (dpa / Photo: Franziska Gabbert)