Since 1935 only 3 grape varieties have been allowed in
Champagne : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay
2/3 of the grapes are black :
Mainly grown in Montagne de Reims and Côte des Bar. Full bodied aromas of red fruit. Grown on chalk soils .
Mainly grown in Vallée de la Marne and the western part of Montagne de Reims, fruity aromas, resistant to frost and to humidity
1/3 of the grapes are white :
Mainly grown in Côte des Blancs and Côte des Bar. Finesse and elegance with white flower aromas with an occasional hint of minerality grown on chalk soils.