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

diagram-saulcy-201702Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 26.9 hectares (66.5 acres), of which 74% Pinot Pinot, 16% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay, and 1.1% 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. The dashed black and red line is the departemental border between Aube (where Saulcy is located) and Haute-Marne.


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: Rizaucourt-Buchey
Southsouthwest: Rouvres-les-Vignes
Southwest: Colombé-le-Sec
Westsouthwest: Colombé-la-Fosse (mainly beyond a strip of Colombé-le-Sec)
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Kyrkan i Saulcy, Église Saint-Brice. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The church in Saulcy, Église Saint-Brice. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The village

Saulcy is located at the stream l’Œillet in the eastern part of the Aube departement, on the border to the Haute-Marne department.

The Saulcy commune covers 1139 hectares and has 77 inhabitants (as of 2014).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saulcy are spread out to the west, east, and south of the village. The direction of slope varies. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Saulcy commune is 26.9 hectares (66.5 acres). There are 19.8 ha Pinot Pinot (73.6%), 4.2 ha Pinot Meunier (15.6%), 2.6 ha Chardonnay (9.7%), and 0.3 ha others (1.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 24 ha. There are 16 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.

  • James Geoffroy (RC, Facebook page), has 6 ha of vineyards.
  • Charles Gouthière & Fils (RM, older website), has vineyards in Argentolles, Arsonval, Colombé-le-Sec, Montier-en-l’Isle, Rizaucourt, and Saulcy. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Richard Huguenin (RM)
  • Koechlin (RM, Facebook page), whose website is entirely in Dutch. Also has a Youtube channel featuring Champagne recepies.
  • Moniot-Lévêque (RC)
  • Laurent Mougin (RM)
  • Olivier Mougin (RM)
  • Claude Parisot (RC), has also supplied bottles to Benjamin Breton (an MA = marque d’acheteur, buyer’s brand).

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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Champagne village profile: Colombé-le-Sec in the Bar-sur-Aubois

diagram-colombe-le-sec-201702Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 145.8 ha (360.3 acres), of which 70% Pinot Pinot, 17% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Meunier, and 0.7% 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. The dashed black and red line is the departemental border between Aube (where Colombé-le-Sec is located) and Haute-Marne.


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: Colombé-la-Fosse
Northeast: Saulcy
Southeast: Rouvres-les-Vignes
South: Lignol-le-Château
Southwest: Voigny
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En gata i Colombé-le-Sec.

A street in Colombé-le-Sec. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The village

Colombé-le-Sec is located on the right bank of the Aube river, at the stream La Bresse which empties into Aube just downstream of Bar-sur-Aube.

The Colombé-le-Sec commune covers 878 hectares and has 151 inhabitants (as of 2014).

Vineyards

A large proportion of the vineyards in Colombé-le-Sec are located in an east-west strip immediately to the north of the village, and the rest are spread out to the southeast, south, and southwest of the village. The direction of slope varies, but includes a large proportion of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Colombé-le-Sec commune is 145.8 hectares (360.3 acres). There are 102.0 ha Pinot Pinot (70.0%), 24.8 ha Chardonnay (17.0%), 18.0 ha Pinot Meunier (12.3%), and 1.0 ha others (0.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 137 ha. There are 44 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

  • Bernard Breuzon (NM), has 13 ha of vineyards.

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.

  • Hubert Boulachin (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Christophe (RM)
  • Cornevin & Fils, has 8.7 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • René Dosne (RM), with the company name Les Fleurottes.
  • Gilbert Jacquinot (RC)
  • Jérôme Jacquinot, whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir (refers to the 2005 vintage). Not to be confused with Jacquinot & Fils in Épernay.
  • Monial, has vineyards with 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay and stores their bottles in a cellar which belonged to a Cistercian monastery. The different cuvées have Latin names.
  • Jean-Guy Renet (RM?), also written J G Renet, is a member of Terra Vitis. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir.
  • Soret-Devaux (RM), has 7 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2007 vintage) and an oak barrel-vinified Blanc de Noirs.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Former producers

  • Camille Paradis & Fils, also written C. Paradis & Fils, has merged with Jacky Nicolo to form Nicolo & Paradis which is located in Arsonval.

Cooperative

When bottles are sold directly by a cooperative the producer status is given as CM = coopérative de manipulation, as opposed to RC when sold by a cooperative member under their own name.

  • Coopérative de Colombé-le-Sec et environs is a cooperative in Colombé-le-Sec with 59 members with a total of 110 ha of vineyards.
    History
    The cooperative was founded in 1956 by 22 vine growers with 18 ha of vineyards in Colombé-le-Sec, Colombé-la-Fosse, and Saulcy. Members in Rouvres-les-Vignes and Lignol-le-Château were soon added, and the first own Champagnes were sold in 1972. The brand Charles Clément takes its name from one of the founders.

    Their own Champagnes are sold under the brand:

    • Charles Clément, whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2004 vintage).
Kyrkan i Colombé-le-Sec, Église Saint-Martin.

The church in Colombé-le-Sec, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Peter Potrowl, 2005).

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

diagram-voigny-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 103.2 hectares (255.0 acres), of which 71% Pinot Pinot, 18% Pinot Meunier, 11% 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

Northnortheast: Colombé-la-Fosse
Northeast: Colombé-le-Sec
Southeast: Lignol-le-Château
West: Bar-sur-Aube
Northnorthwest: Arrentières
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The village

Blablba

Coat of arms of the Voigny commune. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (created by Chatsam, 2009).

Voigny is located on the right bank of the Aube river, about 3 km from the river itself.

The Voigny covers 709 hectares and has 166 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Corbeillots and Corbeillottes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Voigny are located directly at the village, on the southern side of an elongated forested hill, which is situated on the border between Voigny and the three villages Arrentières, Colombé-le-Fosse, and Colombé-le-Sec. A large part of these vineyards are made up of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Voigny commune is 103.2 hectares (255.0 acres). There are 73.0 ha Pinot Pinot (70.7%), 18.7 ha Pinot Meunier (18.1%), 10.9 ha Chardonnay (10.6%), and 0.6 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 77 ha. There are 54 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites include, among others:

  • Le Treziot, a south-facing site immediately to the west of the village.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

  • Bernard Robert (NM), has about 30 ha of vineyards in Bar-sur-Aube, Voigny, Arrentères, Argentolles, Rizaucourt, Rouvres-les-Vignes, and Villenauxe-la-Grande. Le Treziot is a vintage Champagne from 100% Chardonnay. Le Révolte des Vignerons is a vintage Champagne from 100% Pinot Noir which is oak barrel-vinified, which is produced in limited amounts and has been named for the 1911 Champagne Riots. Collection is a vintage-dated 100% Pinot Noir with old-fashioned string closure that is only sold in magnums (vintages includes 2008).

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.

  • Laurent Aubriot (RM)
  • Alain Beau
  • Bruno Bertrand (RM), also written Bertrand Bruno.
  • Hervé Bertrand
  • Pascal Chrétien (RM, Facebook page)
  • Didier et Fils
  • Jean-Claude Moniot (RM), has 5 ha of vineyards with 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Meunier.
  • Sampers (RM?, Facebook page), formerly Claude Sampers?

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Voigny during the 1911 Champagne Riots, as shown on a postcard. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

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Champagne village profile: Colombé-la-Fosse in the Bar-sur-Aubois

diagram-colombe-la-fosse-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 108.6 hectares (268.4 acres), of which 62% Pinot Pinot, 23% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay, 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. The dashed black and red line is the departemental border between Aube (where Colombé-la-Fosse is located) and Haute-Marne.


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: Saulcy
East and south: Colombé-le-Sec
Southwest: Voigny
West: Arrentières
Northwest: Engente

The village

Colombé-la-Fosse is located on the right bank of Aube river.

The Colombé-la-Fosse commune covers 931 hectares and has 200 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Conivans and Conivanes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Colombé-la-Fosse are located directly at the village, most of them in a band stretching in the east-west direction through the commune. The vineyards are continuous with those in Arrentières and Colombé-le-Sec. The directions of slope vary, but include a good proportion of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Colombé-la-Fosse commune is 108.6 hectares (268.4 acres). There are 67.2 ha Pinot Pinot (61.9%), 24.7 ha Pinot Meunier (22.7%), 16.2 ha Chardonnay (24.9%), and 0.5 ha others (0.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 101 ha. There are 33 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes. ND = négociant-distributeur, which means that they at least partly sell Champagnes produced by someone else, but under their own name.

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.

  • Germar Breton (RM), has 7 ha of vineyards in four villages. The company name is Laurent Breton.
  • Jean Courtillier (RC), which has 4.8 ha of vineyards. The top cuvée is called Glossy and is composed of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier. The video clip below shows the 2013 harvest.

  • Laurent Courtillier (RM), has 9 ha of vineyards.
  • Cudel (RM), has 10.5 ha of vineyards and an annual production of 90 000 bottles. Used to be named Robert Cudel & Fils.
  • Frédéric Gallois (RM)
  • Alain Leboeuf (RM), has 7 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Gérard Péria (RC)
  • Francis Tapray (RC)
  • Frédéric Tapray (Facebook page), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Christine Thiébaut (Facebook page)
  • A. Viot & Fils (RM), a member of Vignerons Indépendants with 8 ha of vineyards with about one-third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne. Several of the Champagnes are given a fairly long time in the cellar before being sold.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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

diagram-engente-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 19.7 hectares (48.7 acres), of which 91% Pinot Pinot, 6% Pinot Meunier, 2.5% Chardonnay, 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

Southeast: Colombé-le-Fosse
Southwest: Arrentières

The village

Engente is located on the right bank of Aube river, about 5 km from the river.

The Engente commune covers 512 hectares and has 41 inhabitants (as of 2014).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Engente are situated directly at the village, to the east and west of it. The vineyards to the west of the village are continuous with those in Arrentières. The direction of the slopes is southwest to southeast. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Engente commune is 19.7 hectares (48.7 acres). There are 17.9 ha Pinot Pinot (90.9%), 1.2 ha Pinot Meunier (6.1%), 0.5 ha Chardonnay (2.5%), and 0.1 ha others (0.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 15 ha. There are 9 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.

  • André Gauthier (RM)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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

diagram-arrentieres-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 136.8 hectares (338.0 acres), of which 80% Pinot Pinot, 12% Chardonnay, 7% Pinot Meunier, 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

Northeast: Engente
East: Colombé-le-Fosse
Southsoutheast: Voigny
Southwest: Bar-sur-Aube
Westsouthwest: Ailleville
West: Montier-en-l’Isle

The village

Blablba

Coat of arms of the Arrentières commune. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (created by Chatsam, 2009).

Arrentières is located on the right bank of Aube river, about 4 km from the river. In the northern part of the commune, further away from the river, there is some forest and the southern half of the commune we find vineyards and open agricultural land.

In Arrentières, there is a castle by the name Château d’Arrentières.

The Arrentières commune covers 1391 hectares and has 229 inhabitants (as of 2014).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Arrentières are located around the village and in the southern half of the commune. They stretch to the east, southeast, and southwest, in the directions of Engente, Colombé-le-Fosse, and Bar-sur-Aube, all the way to the borders to these villages. The directions of slope vary, but include south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Arrentières commune is 136.8 hectares (338.0 acres). There are 109.6 ha Pinot Pinot (80.1%), 16.9 ha Chardonnay (12.4%), 9.5 ha Pinot Meunier (6.9%), and 0.8 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 116 ha. There are 58 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Arrentières include, among others:

  • Les Dames Noires, a southsoutheast-facing site to the northeast of the village, close to the border to Engente.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

  • Boulachin Chaput (NM), has 8 ha of vineyards in Arrentières, Colombé-le-Sec, Colombé-la-Fosse, and Voigny with 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Meunier. The regular vintage Champagne is composed of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, and 30% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2004 vintage). Carte Noire is a vintage cuvée composed of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, Dame Noire is a vintage 100% Pinot Noir from the single vineyard sites Les Dames Noires in Arrentières, and their Rosé de Saignée is also 100% Pinot Noir and vintage designated.
  • Jacques Chaput (NM, Facebook page), uses 21 ha of vineyards, of which 14 ha vineyards of their own. They use a salamander on their labels, since this was the symbol used by the 16th century French king Francis I (François Ier). The top cuvée is called Grande Réserve and is composed of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

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.

  • J.P. Baudouin (RM), where J.P. is forstår för Jean-Pierre.
  • Roland Beckius (RC)
  • Albert Beerens (RM?, Facebook page), a member of Terra Vitis with just over 7 ha of vineyards in Arrentières, Bar-Sur-Aube, Colombé-le-Sec, and Ailleville. The vintage Champagne is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2010 vintage). Older labels indicates the producer status as RC and Bar-sur-Aube to be the address.
  • Corentin Breton (RM, Facebook page)
  • Jacky Breton (RM)
  • Stéphane Breton (RM)
  • Denis Chaput
  • Camille Courteaux (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Dangin
  • Dangin-Patrice
  • Sylvain Gauthier (RM)
  • Gilbert Leseurre (RM), has 7 ha of vineyards with 80% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
  • Luna (Facebook page)
  • Mennetrier (Facebook page), whose vintage Champagne is often sold at a high age and has a varying composition: 1999 and 2006 is 100% Chardonnay, while 2004 is 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. Older bottles have the name Jac Mennetrier.
  • Nachin-Fortini (Facebook page)
  • Florent Phélizot
  • Guillaume Phélizot (RC), has 3 ha in Arrentières, Bar-sur-Aube, and Engente, with 70% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Meunier. The annual production is about 30 000 bottles.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Château d’Arrentières. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Paraphernalia, 2010).

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

diagram-baroville-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 221.0 ha (546.1 acres), of which 88% Pinot Pinot, 10% Chardonnay, 1.1% Pinot Meunier, and 1.2% 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: Fontaine
South: Arconville
Westsouthwest: Urville
Westnorthwest: Couvignon

Baroville with surrounding vineyards. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gilles Guillamot, 2012).

The village

Baroville is located at a stream that empties into the Aube river in Bayel, the neighbouring commune.

The Baroville commune covers 1732 hectares and has 327 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Barovillois and Barovilloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in the Baroville commune are located around the village and are made up of slopes of varying directions. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Baroville commune is 221.0 hectares (546.1 acres). There are 193.5 ha Pinot Pinot (87.6%), 22.5 ha Chardonnay (10.2%), 2.4 ha Pinot Meunier (1.1%), and 2.6 ha others (1.2%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 201 ha. There are 59 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne house/négociant

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

  • Philippe Fourrier (NM), has 18 ha of vineyards with 70% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay, and 1% Pinot Meunier. The regular vintage Champagne is composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. L’Exception is an oak barrel-vinified vintage blanc de blancs. Has produced special editions of their Champagnes for the beauty pageant Miss Prestige National, which are also served at the Lido in Paris.

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. SR = société de récoltants, owned by a number of growers of the same family and sells under its own name.

  • Etienne Fourrier (RM, Facebook page), whose top Champagne is called Cuvée Noire Absolu and is a non-vintage 100% Pinot Noir from old vines. The company name is de l’Abbaye de Morveaux.
  • Marquis de Gouwrol (RM), has about 30 ha of vineyards. The name Gouwrol is a combination of the surnames Gouwry and Rolet, and they started to sell their own Champagnes in the early 1990s.
  • Harvengt-Richard (RC)
  • Lignier-Moreau (RM, Facebook page), whose range includes Prestige, which is oak  barrel-vinified and is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, as well as a vintage Champagne. The company name is Servienne.
  • Jean Mallet (SR), which has 17 ha of vineyards and an annual production of 60 000 bottles. Sells a significant proportion of their grape harvest, and also performs contract wine pressing for other growers and Champagne houses.
  • Marinette Raclot (RM), which has 7.5 ha of vineyards. The vintage Champagne is a partly oaked Chardonnay which has been cellared for about a dozen years before release. Vintages include 2002. The company name is La Chaplière.
  • Urbain Père & Fils (RC), which has 11 ha of vineyards.
  • Vincent B. (RM), a member of Vignerons Indépendants with just over 12 ha of vineyards, of which just under 1/3 Chardonnay. The non-vintage Cuvée Prestige is oaked. The company name is Les Grands Morveaux.
  • Didier Vuille, has 6 ha of vineyards. Cuvée Claudine is a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. Vintages include 2007.
  • Vuille de La Sagne (RM), has 4 ha of vineyards with 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Cooperatives

When bottles are sold directly by a cooperative the producer status is given as CM = coopérative de manipulation, as opposed to RC when sold by a cooperative member under their own name.

  •  Coopérative Vinicole de la Région de Baroville is a cooperative in Baroville founded in 1962 which today has 53 members with just over 110 ha vineyards with 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay. The members are in Baroville, Arconville, Fontaine, Ailleville, and surrounding communes.
    History
    The cooperative was founded in 1962, then with 63 members that had about 60 ha of vineyards. The first own building with wine presses was erected in 1964. A vinification facility of their own was built in 1991, and in 1997 a cellar for storage and other Champagne production steps was added.

    Their own Champagnes are sold under the name:
    • Barfontac whose range includes several vintage Champagnes: La Vigne au Roy composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, Brut Nature with the same composition but no dosage, and Derrière le Moulin which is a partly oak barrel-vinified blanc de blancs. The range also includes two still wines (Coteaux Champenois), a red Pinot Noir and a white Chardonnay.

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

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