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Millésime

French designation (year) for vintage champagne, which are created only in particularly good years (at the free choice of the houses). Such a champagne must, according to EU regulations, contain at least 85% of the given year. But this was from the CIVC tightened to 100%. The year must be burned on the cork. See also below Vintage wine,

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