Champagne

  • Monday, Day 28/09/2020
  • Champagne is a historical province in the northeast of France, founded in 1065 and best known for the sparkling white wine that bears the same name. This wine region is one of the coldest of France and produces both white and rosé champagne.

    Champagne's viticultural boundaries were defined in 1927 and split into five wine producing districts: The Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne. The viticultural area of Champagne covers 76,000 acres of vineyards, with 319 villages that are home to 5,000 producers who make their own wine and 14,000 growers who sell grapes.

    The region is characterised for its high altitude and average temperature of 10°C, which creates a challenging environment for grapes. However, forests in the area help stabilise temperature and retain soil moisture. The grape acidity that results from this environment is perfect for sparkling wine, especially champagne.