Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 29.8 hectares (73.6 acres), of which 49% Pinot Noir, 38% Pinot Meunier and 12% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (86%)
Branscourt is located near the left bank (i.e., the south side) of the Vesle river, and is counted as a part of the Vallée de la Vesle.
The Branscourt commune covers 372 hectares and has 266 inhabitants (as of 2012) that are referred to as branscourtois and branscourtoises.
The vineyards in Branscourt are located to the west of the village and consist primarily of mild east-facing slopes, with Pinot Noir as the most common grape variety.
The current vineyard surface in the Branscourt commune is 29.8 hectares (73.6 acres). There are 14.7 ha Pinot Noir (49.2%), 11.4 ha Pinot Meunier (38.4%) and 3.7 ha Chardonnay (12.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 27 ha. There are 10 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
I have not found any Champagne producers with seat in Branscourt.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- (The Branscourt commune doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s new village profile of Branscourt.
- UMC’s gamla village profile of Branscourt. (dead link)
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-09-13