Champagne village profile: Oyes in the Val du Petit Morin

Diagram Oyes 201603Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin
Vineyards and grape varieties: 17.1 hectares (42.3 acres), of which 56% Pinot Meunier, 23% Pinot Noir, and 21% Chardonnay.

Classification: “Autre cru” (85%)

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, green indicates forest, and blue/purple is water and wetland.


Google Maps view with all the villages in the Val du Petit Morin highlighted. Étoges, the single premier cru village of the area, is in yellow and other villages, including Oyes, in orange.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if there is one.

Neighbouring villages

North: Villevenard
South: Mondement-Montgivroux
Northeast: Talus-Saint-Prix
Comment: some of the communes on the western part of the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The village

Oyes is located just south of Le Petit Morin, the river that has lended its name to the area.

The Oyes commune covers 769 hectares and has 73 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Oyats and Oyates.

Vineyards in Oyes, at the village church Église Saint-Genest. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Martpan, 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Oyes are located in a block just west of the village and consist of mild slopes. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Oyes commune is 17.1 hectares (42.3 acres). There are 9.6 ha Pinot Meunier (56.1%), 4.0 ha Pinot Noir (23.4%), and 3.5 ha Chardonnay (20.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 16 ha. There are 22 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.

  • Liégeois-Fauchon (RC)

Comment: the list may not be complete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2017-01-21

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