The Champagne terroir gives Champagne wine specific, unique characteristics that cannot be reproduced elsewhere.
Champagne comes under the influence of a dual climate (subject to both oceanic and continental effects).
Soil and subsoil:
The composition of the sub-soil is predominantly limestone which provides good drainage.
The Champagne terroir is sufficiently steep and undulating to combine good drainage with excellent exposure to sunlight.
The three main components of the Champagne terroir – climate, soil and topography – create a specific combination, a mosaic of micro-terroirs with unique characteristics.