If Champagne is made from different grapes . . .

New Grape Varieties for Champagne

On April 12th the CIVC, Comité Champagne, in Epernay announced a 15 year programme to develop grape varieties for the future.

Champagne makers face two main challenges in the following decades. In the worst case scenario temperatures could rise 4.5°C by 2100. There’s also the pressing need to develop vines that have a high resistance against diseases such as powdery and downy mildew. These new varieties would lead to a decline in the use of chemical products and so help the environment. This is an integral part of sustainable winemaking. (Article continues.)

Will this help with monoculture problems or is that an issue in France?

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