The Region

The Champagne terroir (A.O.C.) is located in the north east part of France, 120 kilometres from Paris. The Champagne appellation area is 86,000 acres big and consists of a set of 321 villages called “crus”. The quality of a cru depends on the quality of the soil, subsoil and the exposure of the vineyards to the sun. There are 3 types of “crus” : The Grands Crus, the highest level on the quality scale, the Premiers Crus and the Crus non classés.