Definition of méthode champenoise in English:

méthode champenoise

Line breaks: mé|thode cham¦pen|oise
Pronunciation: /meɪˌtəʊd ʃɒ̃pənˈwɑːz
 
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noun

[mass noun, often as modifier]
  • 1A method of making sparkling wine by allowing the last stage of fermentation to take place in the bottle: [as modifier]: méthode champenoise wines
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    • The best news at the rock-bottom priced bubbly end is that some Spanish cava or méthode champenoise producers do treat their sparkling wine seriously.
    • I have had a soft spot for the fruity, méthode champenoise sparklers from Moët et Chandon's Argentine outpost, Cepas de Mendoza, ever since I fell for ba Brut last summer.
    • It may not seem the right moment to be reaching for the fizz, but for most couples tying the knot without champagne, or at very least a good méthode champenoise sparkler, does not seem quite right.
  • 1.1Sparkling wine made by the méthode champenoise, especially a kind not made in the Champagne region of France: they all produce méthode champenoise in California [count noun]: he experimented with a méthode champenoise
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    • Furthermore Chardonnay, along with Pinot Nior and Pinot Meunier is a grape from which Champagne and méthode champenoise (wine made in the Champagne style but with grapes from a region other than Champagne) can be made.

Origin

French, literally 'champagne method'.

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