The Champagne wine growing region is the most northerly wine growing region in France. It vineyards cover 34,000 hectares and are divided into 6 sub-regions: Vallée de la Marne, Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne and Côte des Bars.Champagne wine may be sec (dry), demi-sec, bruts, extra-bruts. The Chardonnay white grape variety adds finesse and elegance to Champagne wines, as well as a certain roundness and strongly developed floral aromas. Pinot Noir gives the wine structure. The very specific nature of Champagne is, of course, its effervescence, but still (without bubbles) wine appellations also exist, such as Coteaux Champenois or Rosés de Riceys.