Classified in 1974 as an appellation for non-foaming red wines, rosé wines and white wines(still wines) in the French wine growing region of Champagne. Mainly red wines are made from Pinot Noir, the white wines are made from Chardonnay and also Blanc de noirs from Pinot Noir. The most famous municipalities are Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Cumières and Riceys, which are classified as Grand Cru. In the communes of Aÿ and Bouzy, there are two vineyards with ancient, ungrafted vines. This is indicated by huge signs with the inscription "old French vines from before phylloxera". The best Róse wine is the Rosé des Riceys, which is made from Pinot Noir.