Geological feature

HISTORY OF COGNAC   


A rich geological history

Over millions of years the Cognac region has experienced a rich geological history comprising tectonic movements (faults, ground uplifts), successive periods of the ocean covering the land and receding and a succession of climates from tropical to glacial…

La mer au Jurassique

Jurassique

La mer au Crétacé inférieur

Crétacé inférieur

La mer au Crétacé supérieur

Crétacé supérieur

Un sous-sol riche en calcaire, né des sédimentations marines successives

Grands types de sol de la région du CognacDuring the long periods when the area was under water, primarily in the Mesozoic Era, deposits left from marine organisms formed the current limestone subsoil of the region.

Even today you can still find countless marine fossils in Cognac vineyards.







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