Learn About Domaine Ste. Michelle Map It
Domaine Ste. Michelle is known for its contemporary, stylish sparkling wines. Crafted from premium European grape varieties grown in Washington State's Columbia Valley, Domaine Ste. Michelle winemaker Rick Casquiero follows the tradition of French winemakers before him using the classic méthode champenoise.
Long summer days and cool nights in the Columbia Valley allow grapes to ripen fully while retaining naturally high acidity giving the wines their balance, perhaps one reason why Domaine Ste. Michelle has won consistent praise for its quality in addition to its affordability.
Learn About Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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Learn About Non-Vintage
Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from
In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage
the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...
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