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Now I'm aware of post-processing, I thought it was time to re-post this one, one of my favourite Patchwork.
I was able to correct the contrast on this picture and run it gently through Neat Image to get rid of the many noises on the 1st picture.

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"You asked, why so white? Chalk, la craie is the answer..."

Ce que j'ai trouvé sur le Net pour expliquer la géologie de la région Champagne:

Le socle crayeux est recouvert par une couche composée d'argile et de calcaire. Deux types de craies, la bélemnite et le micraster se partagent la Champagne.
Ad: Quel avantage donne ce sol pour la culture du raisin utilisé pour le Champagne?
La craie réfléchit les rayons du soleil sur le raisin, favorise la prise de mousse et le vieillissement du vin. Les caves de Champagne sont creusées dans la craie qui a un effet régulateur sur la température(entre 8 et 12 degrés Celsius )

I have found some article about the geology of the region of Champagne, i'm not sure about my translation though... :o)

The chalky underground is covered by a layer consisted of clay and limestone. Two types of chalks, the bélemnite and the micraster are dividing Champagne.
What advantage gives this soil for the grapes grown there to make Champagne?
The chalk reflects the beams of the sun on the grapes, favors the grip of froth and the ageing of the wine.
The cellars of Champagne are dug in the chalk which has a regulating effect on the temperature (between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius)

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