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Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

Proponents believe environmentally friendly techniques can help the sparkling wine express even finer subtleties

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Less invasive farming techniques can help produce wines that better reflect the nuances of their environment, or "make the terroir sing", says Eric Rodez, head of a family winery at Ambonnay in the Marne Valley (above).

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Less invasive farming techniques can help produce wines that better reflect the nuances of their environment, or "make the terroir sing", says Eric Rodez (above), head of a family winery at Ambonnay in the Marne Valley.

Reims, France

A BUBBLE it is not: the organic movement is only slowly taking root in France's Champagne region, although its proponents believe environmentally friendly techniques can help the sparkling wine express even finer subtleties.

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