Topic of the Week 5/31/2019 - Advanced

Great breakdown of Montmain climats last week from , , and .

This week: Crayères

What are they and who has some of the largest collections? Why are they important?

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    • Around 80 B.C. the Romans first dug into the ground in Champagne to mine salt and chalk.
    • 1600's they began to be used for wine storage
    • Chalk caves control temperature, humidity, light exposure and vibration
    • Moet and Chandon around 28km of crayeres.
    • Mumm- around 23 Km
    • Veuve Cliquot- Around 24km
    • Pommery- about 18km

    Sources- anonymous different websites. Information is mostly accurate but correct me if I am wrong.

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