Definition of terroir

The Champenois terroir

The viticultural terroir is a concept that refers to a space on which a collective knowledge of the interactions between an identifiable physical and biological environment and applied vitivinicultural practices, which confer distinctive characteristics to products originating from this space, develops

Area
33 868 hectares.
winemakers
15 800
Big house
320
Dominant grape varieties
39 % pinot noir, 32 % pinot meunier, 29 % chardonnay.

Some numbers

Harvest (in equivalent bottles)

295 million bottles
Yield = 10 060 Kg / hectare

expéditions

307 313 583 Bottles

Top ten external markets (in bottles)

United Kingdom 27662045 bottles
United States 23096645 bottles
Japan 12873645 bottles
Germany 12285167 bottles
Belgium 9074781 bottles
Australia 8534351 bottles
Italy 7366563 bottles
Swiss 5599700 bottles
Spain 4117023 bottles
Sweden 3311843 bottles

The basement

The characteristic of the Champagne terroir also lies in its basement. Its mostly limestone composition gives the vine a constant natural irrigation.

The climate

The terroir of Champagne is distinguished from other soils by its geo-graphical situation on a northern latitude and by its dual climatic, oceanic and continental influence.

The grape varieties

Pinot noir (black grapes), suckers (black grapes) and chardonnay (white grapes) are today largely in the majority. small meslier, pinot blanc and pinot gris also allowed.

Field Hostomme

The location

Champagne Hostomme

Originally, the heart of the vineyard Hostomme is located in Chouilly, renowned village and classified Grand Cru in the Côte des Blancs. It is on these lands that the Chardonnay reigns supreme, which accounts for 60% of the vines. Then come the Meunier (37%) then Pinot Noir, Petit Meslier and Pinot Blanc which complete the remaining 3%.

La Champagne, World Heritage UNESCO

Our adress

5, rue de l'Allée - 51530 chouilly, France