The region of Champagne has a marginal climate and a unique form of chalk soil covered by a thin layer of richer top soil. Three important grape varieties are grown – Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The majority of the vines are planted in the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sezanne and Aube.
|Champagne is a protected name. Only sparkling wines form this region made by the Champagne method are allowed to carry the name on the label and bottle wine.|