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a less expensive technique for making sparkling wine, with the second fermentation in tanks rather than bottles

The result of Charmat is coarser, larger bubbles and simpler flavors — but bulk process sparkling wines can be sold much more cheaply than methode champanoise wines.
Word Origin

1935; fr. Fr. E. Charmat, chemist


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