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%)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- Website of the Oyes commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Oyes.
- Vineyard map of Oyes at weinlagen-info.de.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2017-01-21