Coteaux Champenois AOC
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Coteaux Champenois is a wine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the Champagne province of France. It covers the same area as sparkling Champagne production, but covers only still wines. The grapes are the same as those allowed for sparkling Champagne: Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier for red wines, and Chardonnay for whites. Rosé wines are made very rarely, but there is also a rosé AOC in the Champagne region, Rosé des Riceys. Like sparkling Champagne, most wines are non-vintage. Production is small, especially in vintages where yields are low, given the high demand for Champagne and the higher profit of producing sparkling wine.