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The White Chalk Soil of Champagne

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The soil in Champagne is amazingly white and chalky, which creates the perfect growing condition for Champagne's three traditional grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. I wrote about the Champagne harvest for AFAR magazine. Click on the link to read all about it!

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The soil in Champagne is amazingly white and chalky, which creates the perfect growing condition for Champagne's three traditional grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. I wrote about the Champagne harvest for AFAR magazine. Click on the link to read all about it!

The soil in Champagne is amazingly white and chalky, which creates the perfect growing condition for Champagne's three traditional grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. I wrote about the Champagne harvest for AFAR magazine. Click on the link to read all about it!

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