The Champagne region comes under the influence of a dual climate (subject to both oceanic and continental influences).
The composition of the soil is predominantly limestone.
The Champagne vineyards are planted at altitudes ranging between 90 and 300 metres.
THESE ARE SLOPING VINEYARDS, located at altitudes ranging between 90 and 300 metres, planted on predominantly south, south-east and east-facing slopes, with an average gradient of 12%.
Soil and subsoil
The outcrops of sedimentary rock are 75% LIMESTONE,(chalk, marl and limestone proper).
This type of terrain provides good drainage and also explains why certain Champagne wines have a distinctly mineral taste.
The climate is both CONTINENTAL AND OCEANIC.
This dual influence provides the region with steady, but moderate rainfall, which is essential for quality grape production.