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.
The outcrops of sedimentary rock are
(chalk, marl and limestone proper).
This type of terrain provides good drainage and also explains why certain Champagne wines have a distinctly mineral taste.
Soil and subsoil
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%.