The three main components of the Champagne terroir – climate, soil and topography – create a specific combination, a mosaic of micro-terroirs with unique characteristics.
The Champagne terroir is sufficiently steep and undulating to combine good drainage with excellent exposure to sunlight.
Soil and subsoil
The composition of the sub-soil is predominantly limestone which provides good drainage.
Champagne comes under the influence of a dual climate (subject to both oceanic and continental effects).