UMC - Grandes Marques et Maisons de Champagne

The keys to the wines of Champagne

The Terroir

Champagne has a history of vines-growing that dates back to the dawn of Christienity, and its vineyards have been delimited by controlled appellation of origin rules since 1927. But despite its world-famous wines, the terroir at the heart of this region remains little known.

With its northern location, rugged climate, distinctive soil type and hillside vineyards, the Champagne terroir is the only one of its kind - as original as the wine it produces.