Geological featureHISTORY 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…
Un sous-sol riche en calcaire, né des sédimentations marines successives
During 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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