Champagne is known to create arguable the finest sparkling wines in the world, which is also the appellation under which it is sold. Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted name. The most common grape here is the Pinot Meunier, a red grape, along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Located at the northern edges of France, the history of the Champagne wine region has had a significant role in the development of this unique terroir. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted grape in the Aube region and grows very well in Montagne de Reims. Pinot Meunier is the dominant grape in the Vallée de la Marne region. The Côte des Blancs is dedicated almost exclusively to Chardonnay.