Grape varieties

Champagne-grape-varieties

Since 1935 only 3 grape varieties have been allowed in Champagne : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay

2/3 of the grapes are black :
Pinot Noir
Mainly grown in Montagne de Reims and Côte des Bar. Full bodied aromas of red fruit. Grown on chalk soils .
Pinot Meunier
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 :
Chardonnay
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.