To create this Champagne is required not only suitable site, and the ideal terroir.
Terroir is a unique combination of natural factors (soil, climate, slope exposure, wind pattern, ecosystem) that determine the type and distinctive features of wine and affect its character and individuality.
Specialists attest that local conditions in Abrau-Durso are unique and in certain aspects more favourable than in the famous Champagne.
Terroire in Abrau-Durso is distinguished by:
• Wind pattern
• Soils rich in natural elements
• Unique mild climate
It is the wind that brings to the vineyards the tones, notes and aromas of the surrounding nature, on which the regional wine’s specific bouquet and style are based. The rich wind pattern of the Abrau-Durso Valley gathers from all sides and mixes in a natural mountain bowl a variety of flavours – from dry grass and floral aromas from the steppes to the brackish marine and freshwater lake nuances.
The stones scattered across the vineyards’ terroir work as a kind of absolutely natural and environmentally friendly batteries. Getting hot under the scorching sunlight, they give to the soil the most important microelements and create beneficial conditions for the growth and ripening of the grapes.