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

diagram-trannes-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 8.1 hectares (20.0 acres), of which 46% Pinot Pinot, 35% Pinot Meunier, and 20% 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

None of the communes that border directly to Trannes are part of the Champagne appellation. The closest other Champagne villages are found to the southeast, beyond Bossancourt, being Dolancourt and Arsonval. In similarity to Trannes, they are part of the Bar-sur-Aubois area. Bossancourt, the neighbouring village, has been proposed for inclusion in the Champagne appellation, as part of its expansion to 40 new villages.

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

The village

Trannes is located near the Aube river, on its right bank. Along Aube, Trannes is the furthest downstream of all Champagne villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois area, which means that it is the furthest to the northwest.

The Trannes commune covers 1011 hectares and has 247 inhabitants (as of 2013) som kallas Trannois respektive Trannoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Trannes are located directly at the village. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Trannes commune is 8.1 hectares (20.0 acres). There are 3.7 ha Pinot Pinot (45.7%), 2.8 ha Pinot Meunier (34.6%), and 1.6 ha Chardonnay (19.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 7 ha. There are 6 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.

  • Arnoult-Ruelle (RM)
  • Franck Hausberger (RC) today (2017) has an address in Ailleville, but there are older bottles where the address is indicated as Trannes.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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

diagram-arconville-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 59.1 hectares (146.0 acres), of which 88% Pinot Pinot, 10.5% Chardonnay, 1.2% Pinot Meunier, and 0.5% 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: Baroville
Southwest: Champignol-lez-Mondeville
Westnorthwest: Urville
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

The village

Arconville is located at some some small streams that combine and then empty in the Aube river in Ville-sous-la-Ferté, the neighbouring commune.

The Arconville commune covers 1500 hectares and has 111 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Arconvillois and Arconvilloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Arconville are located in a block to the northwest of the village and include a large proportion of southeast-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Arconville commune is 59.1 hectares (146.0 acres). There are 51.9 ha Pinot Pinot (87.8%), 6.2 ha Chardonnay (10.5%), 0.7 ha Pinot Meunier (1.2%), and 0.3 ha others (0.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 53 ha. There are 20 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.

  • Bernard Gaucher (RM, Facebook page), has 10,5.ha of vineyards (information from 2009) in two villages. Decided in 1985 to produce Champagnes of their own.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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

diagram-fontaine-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 49.4 hectares (122.1 acres), of which 78% Pinot Pinot, 14% Pinot Meunier, and 8% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
Not to be confused with: Fontaine-sur-Aÿ in the Grande Montagne de Reims

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: Bar-sur-Aube
South: Baroville
West: Couvignon
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

The town hall (mairie) of Fontaine. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Efbé, 2007).

The village

Fontaine is located close to the Aube river, on its left bank, just upstream from Bar-sur-Aube.

The Fontaine commune covers 568 hectares and has 266 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Fontainois and Fontainoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Fontaine are divided into two blocks. A smaller block is located directly at the village, to the southwest, and a somewhat larger block is located just south of the village. A large proportion of the vineyards are southeast-facing slopes together with some east-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Fontaine commune is 49.4 hectares (122.1 acres). There are 38.7 ha Pinot Pinot (78.3%), 6.7 ha Pinot Meunier (13.6%), and 4.0 ha Chardonnay (8.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 46 ha. There are 17 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.

  • Gérard Gaupillat (RM), has vineyards with 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
  • Gérard Leseurre
  • Patrick Richard (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of the three common grape varietes.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The Le Cresson stream at Fontaine. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Efbé, 2007).

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Bar-sur-Aube, central town in the Bar-sur-Aubois area of Champagne

Diagram Bar-sur-Aube 201607Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 94.7 hectares (234.0 acres), of which 82% Pinot Noir, 9% Chardonnay, and 9% 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

Northeast: Arrentières
East: Voigny
South: Fontaine
Southwest: Couvignon
West: Proverville
Northwest: Ailleville
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

Aube river at Bar-sur-Aube. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (foto Efbé, 2007).

The town

Bar-sur-Aube is located in the Aube department, at the Aube river for which the department has been named. It is the largest town in the Bar-sur-Aubois area of the Champagne appellation, which is named for this town. Bar-sur-Aubois is located centrally in the area.

The Bar-sur-Aube commune has a surface of 1627 hectares and has 5080 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Baralbins and Baralbines alternatively Barsuraubois and Barsurauboises.

In Bar-sur-Aube there is a restaurant which has been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Guide Michelin (as of 2016), La Toque Baralbine.

The town hall (Hotel de ville) of Bar-sur-Aube. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Camster, 2011).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Bar-sur-Aube are mostly located in the northeastern part of the commune. These vineyards are continuous with those in Arrentières and Ailleville. There are also vineyards in the southwestern part of the commune. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Bar-sur-Aube commune is 94.7 hectares (234.0 acres). There are 77.9 ha Pinot Noir (82.3%), 8.5 ha Chardonnay (9.0%), 8.2 ha Pinot Meunier (8.7%), and 0.1 ha others (0.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 78 ha. There are 23 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Église Saint-Pierre, one of the churches in Bar-sur-Aube. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Prosopee, 2011).

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.

  • Breton.C.Gaillard (RM), has 6 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Brisson-Jonchère (RM, Facebook page), has vineyards from Bar-sur-Aube to Dolancourt, with 69% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, and 9% Pinot Meunier.
  • Dominique Gauthier (RM, Facebook page), also written Gauthier Dominique. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Gilles Leseurre (RM), has 6 ha of vineyards.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Protests in Bar-sur-Aube in connection with the 1911 Champagne riots, pictured on a postcard. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

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

diagram-proverville-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 24.9 hectares (61.5 acres), of which 88% Pinot Pinot, 8% 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: Ailleville
East: Bar-sur-Aube
Southwest: Couvignon
West: Spoy
West: Fravaux
Northwest: Jaucourt
Northwest: Montier-en-l’Isle

The church in Proverville, Église de l’Assomption-de-la-Vierge. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GFreihalter, 2015).

The village

Proverville is located close to the Aube river, on its left bank. Proverville is more or less continuous with Bar-sur-Aube, the largest town in the area, which has its town centre on the right bank of Aube.

The Proverville commune covers 698 hectares and has 238 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Pithois and Pithoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Proverville are located directly at the village, in a block that stretches to southwest. The vineyards are mostly made up of southeast-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Proverville commune is 24.9 hectares (61.5 acres). There are 21.8 ha Pinot Pinot (87.6%), 2.0 ha Chardonnay (8.0%), and 1.1 ha Pinot Meunier (4.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 17 ha. There are 5 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.

  • Bernard Gonet (RC, Facebook page), mentions the Couvignon village on the label, but the address is Provervile.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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

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

diagram-ailleville-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 39.4 hectares (97.4 acres), of which 86% Pinot Pinot, 9% Chardonnay, and 5% 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

Northeast: Arrentières
East and south: Bar-sur-Aube
South: Proverville
Northwest: Montier-en-l’Isle
Comment: the remaining link will be added when the profile of that village has been posted.

Street view in Ailleville. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Samrong01, 2014).

The village

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

Château d’Ailleville is located in the village.

The Aillville commune covers 501 hectares and has 269 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Aillevillois and Aillevilloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Ailleville are located northeast and east of the village, and are of different orientation. The block northeast of the village is continuous with the vineyards in Montier-en-l’Isle. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Ailleville commune is 39.4 hectares (97.4 acres). There are 33.8 ha Pinot Pinot (85.8%), 3.7 ha Chardonnay (9.4%), and 1.9 ha Pinot Meunier (4.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 38 ha. There are 7 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.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The church in Ailleville, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Samrong01, 2014).

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Champagne village profile: Montier-en-l’Isle in the Bar-sur-Aubois

montier-en-lisle-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 59.8 hectares (147.8 acres), of which 77% Pinot Pinot, 13% Chardonnay, and 11% 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

Eastnortheast: Arrentières
Southeast: Ailleville
Eastsoutheast: Proverville
Southwest: Jaucourt
Northwest: Arsonval
Comment: the remaining link will be added when the profile of that village has been posted.

Aerial photo of Montier-en-l’Isle. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo NicoRay, 2004).

The village

Montier-en-l’Isle is located close to the Aube river, on its right bank.

The Montier-en-l’Isle commune covers 1055 hectares and has 223 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Arsonvallois and Arsonvalloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Montier-en-l’Isle are located north, northeast, and east of the village, and and are of different orientation. The block in the eastern part of the commune is continuous with the vineyards in Ailleville. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Montier-en-l’Isle commune is 59.8 hectares (147.8 acres). There are 45.8 ha Pinot Pinot (76.6%), 7.6 ha Chardonnay (12.7%), and 6.4 ha Pinot Meunier (10.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 38 ha. There are 10 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

The church in Montier-en-l’Isle, Église Saint-Pierre. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo NicoRay, 2004).

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.

  • Fabrice Petit (RM), has 8 ha of vineyards.
  • Ghislain Petit
  • Jean-Claude Petit (RC?)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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