Champagne village profile: Vauciennes on the left bank of the Marne valley

Diagram Vauciennes 201503Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche
Vineyards and grape varieties: 107 hectares (264.4 acres), of which 58% Pinot Meunier, 23% Chardonnay, and 19% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (84%)

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.

Neighbouring villages

On the right bank of the Marne river
North: Damery (part of the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)

On the left bank of the Marne river
East: Mardeuil
West: Boursault
South: Épernay

The town hall (mairie) of Vauciennes. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo October Ends, 2013).

The village

Vauciennes is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river.

The Vauciennes commune covers 508 hectares and as 310 inhabitants (as of 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Vauciennes mostly consist of mild north-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Vauciennes commune is 107 hectares (264.4 acres). There are 62.8 ha Pinot Meunier (57.6%), 25.2 ha Chardonnay (23.1%), and 20.8 ha Pinot Noir (19.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 101 ha. There are 42 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

In the foreground we see vineyards in Vauciennes. In the background, Damery with surrounding vineyards is visible. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo October Ends, 2013).

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 not be complete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last upate 2015-07-20

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