Champagne village profile: Branscourt in the Vallée de la Vesle

Diagram Branscourt 201503Key facts for Branscourt

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%)

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, and green indicates forest.

Neighbouring villages

North: Jonchery-sur-Vesle
Eastsoutheast: Courcelles-Sapicourt
Southwest: Savigny-sur-Ardres
Northwest: Vandeuil

The town hall (mairie) of Branscourt. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

The village

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.

A cross at the D228 road just outside Branscourt in the direction of Jonchery-sur-Vesle, with vineyards in the background. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

Vineyards

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.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers with seat in Branscourt.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-09-13

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