Champagne

Champagne is a 35,000 hectares region, a strictly controlled AOC since 1927, with 5 departments, 4 big regions, 320wines and 278,000 parcels. The Reims Mountain, the Marne Valley, The Côtes des Blancs and Côte des Bars have 16,000 vineyards and 320 Houses, always looking for their terroir typicity.

Champagne is full of contrasts. It is on Latitude North influenced by both ocean and continental climate. The vineyards must resist low temperatures and sometimes damaging frost. However little sun and regular rain make its assets : as the growth and development of the vine is limited the grapes ripen delicate and fresh creating a balance between sugar and acid, the condition for a good quality champagne.

In 2015 the Hills, the Vineyards and Cellars have been added to the World Heritage by UNESCO. The region elaborates a sparkling wine resulting from a precise production process (the second fermentation in bottles) developed in the 17th century and industrialized in the 19th century. Today, Champagne is the result of a long and rich history full of revolutions and innovations sharing all the same goal : a prestigious and quality wine. The curious visitors will be charmed by the variety and richness of the Champagne landscape with its patchwork of parcels on the hillside ans its unique exposed chalk soils.

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