Purple Champagne is a combination of Pink Champagne and Grand Daddy Purple. Although it is described as a hybrid, some users (and growers) describe it as sativa dominant, as the Grand Daddy Purple used in the breeding of the Purple Champagne is a rare sativa dominant phenotype. Also called Phantom, Pink Champagne is a highly medicinal indica hybrid, and thought to have originated from Cherry Pie and perhaps Grand Daddy Purple.
Clustered yet firm and dense buds are typical of Purple Champagne phenotypes, ranging in color from light pink to forest green. The flowers are not consistently purple, like many GDP strains, like Grape Ape, yet the nugs carry marbled purple hues throughout.
True to the name of Champagne, the buds smell a bit acidic yet fruity like wine. The finished buds carry a hoppy mustiness as well. Some phenotypes exhibit more pine and juniper than others which are more fruity.
Purple Champagne has a heavy smoke that saturates the mouth in a tingly, heated smoke. Some users may prefer to try Purple Champagne in concentrate form. In cannabis extracts, the linalool and myrcene terpene content dominates and may provide a stress-reducing yet uplifting high.