Champagne village profile: Arsonval in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Arsonval 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 25.6 hectares (63.3 acres), of which 71% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay, and 2% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)

Maps

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

East and southeast: Montier-en-l’Isle
South: Jaucourt
Southwest: Argançon
West: Dolancourt
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The church in Arsonval, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2010).

The village

Arsonval is located close to the Aube river, on its right bank.

The Arsonval commune covers 758 hectares and has 335 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Arsonvallois and Arsonvalloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Arsonval are located in different parts of the commune, and are of different orientation, including a decent proportion of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Arsonval commune is 25.6 hectares (63.3 acres). There are 18.1 ha Pinot Noir (70.7%), 7.0 ha Chardonnay (27.3%), and 0.5 ha Pinot Meunier (2.0%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 10 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • La Fée d’Arlette (RM)
  • Nicolo & Paradis (RM, Facebook page), has 17 ha of vineyards in Colombé-le-Sec. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2010 vintage). Excellence is composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Blanc Vrai (= Pinot Blanc) and has old-fashioned string closure.

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Champagne village profile: Jaucourt in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Jaucourt 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 21.5 hectares (53.1 acres), of which 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)

Maps

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

North and northwest: Arsonval
Northeast: Montier-en-l’Isle
Southeast: Proverville
South: Fravaux
Westsouthwest: Argançon
Westnorthwest: Dolancourt (via a narrow strip of Arsonval)
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The church in Jaucourt, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2010).

The village

The town hall (mairie) of Jaucourt. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GFreihalter, 2015).

Jaucourt is located near the Aube river, on its left bank.

In Jaucourt in the Medieval era, there was a fortified castle named Château de Jaucourt (see the sketch below).

The Jaucourt commune covers 661 hectares and has 164 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Jaucourtois and Jaucourtoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Jaucourt are divided into three blocks in different parts of the commune, separated by forest. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Fravaux commune is 21.5 hectares (53.1 acres). There are 15.1 ha Pinot Noir (70.2%), 4.2 ha Chardonnay (19.5%), 2.1 ha Pinot Meunier (9.8%), and 0.1 ha others (0.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 3 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers which have their seat in Jaucourt.

Sketch from 1713 of Jaucourt and the buildings in the village. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

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Champagne village profile: Dolancourt in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Dolancourt 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 28.8 hectares (71.2 acres), of which 86% Pinot Noir and 14% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
Noted for: the amusement park Nigloland.

Maps

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

East: Arsonval
Eastsoutheast: Jaucourt (via a narrow strip of Arsonval)
Southwest: Argançon

The village

The church in Dolancourt, Église Saint-Léger. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2010).

Dolancourt is located at the Le Landion river, which empties into the Aube river in the northern part of the commune. Le Landion is the main river in the western part of the Bar-sur-Aube area.

Dolancourt is mostly known for Nigloland, an amusement park that opened in 1987 and which is the third largest in French, in terms of numbers of visitors.

The Dolancourt commune covers 488 hectares and has 140 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Dolancourtois and Dolancourtoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Dolancourt are located to the west of the village, and are mostly made up of east- to southeast-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Dolancourt commune is 28.8 hectares (72.2 acres). There are 24.7 ha Pinot Noir (85.8%), 4.0 ha Chardonnay (13.9%), and 0.1 ha others (0.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 4 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers which have their seat in Dolancourt.

The entrance of the amusement park Nigloland in Dolancourt. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Superjuju10, 2009).

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Champagne village profile: Argançon in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Argançon 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 43.8 hectares (108.2 acres), of which 92.9% Pinot Noir, 4.3% Pinot Meunier, and 2.7% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)

Maps

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

Northeast: Dolancourt
Eastnortheast: Arsonval (a narrow strip of that commune)
East: Jaucourt
Southeast: Fravaux
Southwest: Spoy

The church in Argançon, Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2010).

The village

Argançon is located at Le Landion, which is the main river in the western part of the Bar-sur-Aube area.

The Argançon commune covers 820 hectares and has 99 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Argançon are located around the village, on the left bank of Le Landion. The direction of the slopes varies, and includes a decent proportion of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Argançon commune is 43.8 hectares (108.2 acres). There are 40.7 ha Pinot Noir (92.9%), 1.9 ha Pinot Meunier (4.3%), and 1.2 ha Chardonnay (2.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 37 ha. There are 9 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

A part of the amusement park Nigloland (Hotel des Pirates) in the neighbouring commune, Dolancourt. The buildings and vineyards in the upper right hand of the picture are situated in the northern part of Argançon. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Superjuju10, 2009).

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • Claude Farfelan (RC, Facebook page), has 7.2 ha of vineyards, all in Argançon, and mostly steeply sloping vineyards. The range includes two vintage Champagnes, the regular one and Prestige.

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Champagne village profile: Fravaux in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Fravaux 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.7 hectares (38.8 acres), of which 93.6% Pinot Noir, 4.5% Pinot Meunier, 1.3% Chardonnay, and 0.6% others.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)

Maps

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

North: Jaucourt
East: Proverville
Southwest: Spoy
Northwest: Argançon
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

The church in Fravaux, Église Saint-Laurent. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

The village

Fravaux is located at the stream Le Larget, which empties into Le Landion in the neighbouring commune Spoy.

The Fravaux commune covers 372 hectares and has 57 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Fravaux are located south and west of the village. Pinot Noir is by a wide margin the dominant grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Fravaux commune is 15.7 hectares (38.8 acres). There are 14.7 ha Pinot Noir (93.6%), 0.7 ha Pinot Meunier (4.5%), 0.2 ha Chardonnay (1.3%), and 0.1 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 13 ha. There are 4 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Fravaux include among others:

  • Le Clos, a south-facing site west of the village west of the village and immediately north of Le Larget.

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • Sébastien Forte

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Champagne village profile: Spoy in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Spoy 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 71.7 ha (177.2 acres), of which 87% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, and 6% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)

Maps

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

Northnorthwest: Argançon
Northeast: Fravaux
East: Proverville
Southsoutheast: Couvignon
South: Meurville
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

The church in Spoy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

The village

Spoy is located at Le Landion, which is the main river in the western part of the Bar-sur-Aube area.

The Spoy commune covers 1036 hectares and has 144 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Spoy are located on slopes around the village, on both sides of Le Landion. The direction of the slopes is varying and Pinot Noir is by a wide margin is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Spoy commune is 71.7 hectares (177.2 acres). There are 62.2 ha Pinot Noir (86.8%), 4.9 ha Chardonnay (6.8%), and 4.6 ha Pinot Meunier (6.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 65 ha. There are 23 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Spoy include among others:

  • Les Vaucelles, a south-facing slope in the southern part of the commune, on the left bank of Le Landion. Binon-Coquard has a holding here.

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • Binon-Coquard (RC), a member of Terra Vitis (since 2012) with 6.5 ha of vineyards in Spoy, Meurville, and Champignol-lez-Mondeville with 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay. The regular vintage Champagne is composed of 100% Pinot Noir from the single vineyard Les Vaucelles in Spoy (refers to the 2006 vintage; the 2002 was composed of 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Ch, and 20% PN). Vieilles Vignes is a vintage Champagne composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir from the site Haut de Dampierre in Spoy and La Curée in Champignol-lez-Mondeville.
  • Coquard-Bour (RM), a member of Terra Vitis (since 2012) with their main seat in Bergères but which has their cellars and vineyards in Spoy. Their first own Champagnes were launched in 2010, after the current generation took over in 2007. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2010 vintage).
  • J. C. Pollantru
  • Claude Serrurot (RC)

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Champagne village profile: Couvignon in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Diagram Couvignon 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 110.2 hectares (272.3 acres), of which 85% Pinot Noir, 11% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)

Map

The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

North: Spoy (a narrow strip of that commune)
Northeast: Proverville
Eastnortheast: Bar-sur-Aube
East: Fontaine
Eastsoutheast: Baroville
Southsoutheast: Bergères
West: Meurville
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The village

The church in Couvignon, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

Couvignon is located at the stream La Pierre which empties into Le Landion in Meurville, the neighbouring commune.

The commune includes both Couvignon itself and the hamlet Val Perdu, located further to the east.

The Couvignon commune covers 1343 hectares and has 207 inhabitants (as of  2013), referred to as Couvignonais and Couvignonaises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Couvignon are located on slopes around the village, on both sides of La Pierre. The direction of the slopes are very varying, and include both north- and south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Couvignon commune is 110.2 hectares (272.3 acres). There are 93.3 ha Pinot Noir (84.7%), 12.6 ha Chardonnay (11.4%), 4.1 ha Pinot Meunier (3.7%), and 0.2 ha others (0.2%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 87 ha. There are 23 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • Pascal Coquard (RC)
  • Bernard Gonet (RC)
  • Alain Grandremy

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