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Soil and subsoil of the Champenois vineyards
Soil and subsoil of the Champenois vineyards
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The subsoil is mainly limestone, as are 75% of the outcropping sediments (chalk, marl and limestone). This type of...

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Climatic characteristics of the Champenoise wine-growing region Double climatic influence: Continental and Oceanic
Climatic characteristics of the Champenoise wine-growing region Double climatic influence: Continental and Oceanic
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Le vignoble champenois est soumis à une double influence climatique, à la fois océanique et continentale, ce qui...

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The ultimate guide to Champagne clos: The must-haves
The ultimate guide to Champagne clos: The must-haves
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In the sumptuous landscape of wine, the clos in Champagne stand out like jewels in the crown, symbolising the...

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Geographical location of Champagne
Geographical location of Champagne
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La zone de production de l’appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) Champagne, qui a été définie par une loi en 1927,...

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Assemblage de Champagne: Le Savoir-Faire Artisanal Explained
Assemblage de Champagne: Le Savoir-Faire Artisanal Explained
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Champagne, an emblematic region of France, is famous for its vineyards and wine production, and has been declared a...

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Champagne, Nicolas Vanier's latest film

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In 2021, filmmaker and nature lover Nicolas Vanier sets up cameras in Champagne for his film Champagne! An ode to Champagne winegrowing and friendship, the film is a wonderful opportunity to discover the uniqueness of this magical land: its exceptional wines, extraordinary landscapes and the warm welcome of its inhabitants.

An unforgettable welcome to Champagne!

Champagne is a multi-faceted destination, rich in diversity and history. This particular richness would be worth nothing without the generosity of the men and women who have made it a reality. The people of Champagne have a great sense of hospitality and sharing, and like to show it off! The trip to Champagne was undoubtedly unforgettable, as comedian François-Xavier Demaison testifies: "The Champenois gave us a warm welcome, there were many special moments, and I left with many happy memories. Going to Champagne means discovering a terroir, a product and a unique technology that links these men and women. It's also about discovering the savoir-faire of the people of Champagne, who leave no one indifferent.

Magnificent landscapes

A truly enchanting place, just an hour's drive from Paris, the Champagne region takes visitors on a day, weekend or week-long experience, with its territories, landscapes, authentic villages and towns all on a human scale. Champagne" culture. It's a destination we won't forget, rich in heritage, culture and vineyards, which was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2015. In Champagne, nature is in full swing. Stroll along the water's edge, through the vineyards or the cellars, and whatever the season, every visit is unique and fascinating.

A unique terroir

Throughout the year, winemakers and champagne houses work in their vineyards and cellars to produce the finest wines. Together, they shape, work, nurture and cherish this terroir. Over time, they have created a veritable industry, bringing together professions with diverse skills and complementary sensibilities to produce wines that are unique in the world. "As long as we say champagne, it sparkles and people all over the world know what it is," says François-Xavier Demaison. All this is the result of centuries of action and the need to pass on their know-how and values for the benefit of future generations. You can discover and taste this know-how on a cellar tour or during a gastronomic dinner, which is always an unforgettable experience.

A terroir to savour

Finally, Champagne is a special terroir. There is no terroir without the hand of man, but it has to be said that the Champenois play with the true gifts of nature. Champagne is surprising, and the location of the vineyards gives each sub-region its own character. Topography, soil and subsoil all give Champagne its distinctive character. The main grape varieties, including Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay, add a unique personality and create an extraordinary marriage. The richness, terroir and multi-faceted wines of the Champagne region had captivated Nicolas Vanier prior to filming, but his journey to Champagne was for him a "very beautiful discovery" that adventurers will not forget, offered to viewers with the film "Champagne!