Champagne village profile: Bragelogne-Beauvoir in the Barséquanais

Diagram Bragnelogne-Beauvoir 201605Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 140.7 hectares (347.7 acres), of which 96.5% Pinot Noir, 3.1% Chardonnay, and 0.3% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)

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, and green indicates forest. The dashed red line is the departmental border between Aube (where Bragelogne-Beauvoir and Les Riceys are located), Côte-d’Or (where Molesme is located), and Yonne (where Arthonnay is located).

Google Maps view with the villages in the Barséquanais highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile (if it exists).

Neighbouring villages in the Champagne appellation

East: Les Riceys
North: Bagneux-la-Fosse
South: Channes

The village

Bragelogne-Beauvoir is one of the neighbouring villages of Les Riceys, and is located in the southern part of the Aube departement on the border to the Côte-d’Or and Yonne departments. The village is located at the Sarce river that empties into Seine to the north, at Virey-sous-Bar and Courtenot.

The Bragelogne-Beauvoir commune was created in 1973 by merging Bragelogne and Beauvoir-sur-Sarce and has a surface of 2339 hectares and 249 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Doubet-Talibautiers and Doubet-Talibautières.

The Sarce river at Beauvoir-sur-Sarce. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Havang(nl), 2009).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Bragelogne-Beauvoir are distributed around the commune, consist of rather mild slopes that are mostly south-facing, and are completely dominated by Pinot Noir.

The current vineyard surface in the Bragelogne-Beauvoir commune is 140.7 hectares (347.7 acres). There are 135.7 ha Pinot Noir (96.5%), 4.4 ha Chardonnay (3.1%), 0.4 ha Pinot Meunier (0.3%), and 0.2 ha others (0.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 130 ha. There are 61 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.

  • Gérard Collin (RM, Facebook page)
  • Collinet Eric (RC), the range of which includes a vintage Champagne. Also sells Burgundy truffle.
  • Denis Coqueret (RM), partly uses oak barrel vinification.
  • Gérard Finot (RM)
  • Patrice Huart (RM) has 7 ha of vineyards in Bragelogne-Beauvoir and neighbouring communes.
  • Camille Marcel (RM), run by the Pascal family.
  • André Joblin Père et Fils (RC)
  • Rollin (RM), also Daniel Rollin, has 6 ha of vineyards in Bragelogne-Beauvoir, Channes, and Chervey with 75% Pinot Noir. The annual production is about 20 000 bottles. The range includes three vintage Champagnes: Graphite which is composed of 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier, and 33% Pinot Noir, Opalescence which is a blanc de blancs, and Privilège which is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

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

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