Champagne, France

Gillie and Marc Wine Collection Champagne

Champagne is synonymous with romance, celebrations, and of course, togetherness!

The Champagne region has a history of vine-growing that dates back to the dawn of Christianity, with Champagne’s vineyard boundaries being defined by France’s appellation system.

One of Europe most northerly wine regions, with a cooler climate and hillside vineyards, the Champagne terroir is one of a kind – As original as the wine it produces!

The vineyards in Champagne are situated on deep chalk soils. The chalky soil acts as a natural moisture regulator, provide good drainage and reflects the sunlight and heat; contributing to the lightness and finesse of the Champagne.

Strict controls are placed upon Champagne houses and growers alike, which include; where, and how many vines can be planted, how the vines must be tendered, when they can be harvested, how much juice can be extracted from the fruit; and other requirements for winemaking, and secondary bottle fermentation processes that is known as Méthode Champenoise.

These controls ensure the unparalleled quality of Champagne.

Love the region? Try our Champagne Didón Brut Réserve NV selected by Gillie and Marc.