Champagne village profile: Bagneux-la-Fosse in the Barséquanais

Diagram Bagneux-la-Fosse 201605Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varities: 144.2 hectares (356.3 acres), of which 96% Pinot Noir, 3.8% Chardonnay, and 0.2% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)


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 Bagneux-la-Fosse 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).

Neigbouring villages in the Champagne appellation

East: Les Riceys
North: Avirey-Lingey
South: Bragelogne-Beauvoir

The church of Bagneux-la-Fosse. Picture linked form Wikimedia Commons (photo Lucie2beaugency, 2014).

The village

Bagneux-la-Fosse is one of the neighbouring villages of Les Riceys, and is located in the southern part of the Aube departement.

The Bagneux-la-Fosse commune has a surface of 2293 hectares and 171 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Bagnolais and Bagonlaises.


The vineyards in Bagneux-la-Fosse are spread around the commune, and consist of rather mild slopes of varying direction, including some south-facing slopes. The vineyard are completely dominated by Pinot Noir.

The current vineyard surface in the Bragelogne-Beauvoir commune is 144.2 hectares (356.3 acres). There are 138.4 ha Pinot Noir (96.0%), 5.4 ha Chardonnay (3.8%), 0.3 ha Pinot Meunier (0.2%), and 0.1 ha others (0.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 132 ha. There are 37 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Vineyard sites in Bagneux-la-Fosse include La Beauchaille, Champ-Morot, Le Mateloy, La Valognon, Val Vaudroy, and La Voreille.

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.

  • Paul-Marie Bertrand (RM), has 6 ha of vineyards, partly in Bagneux-la-Fosse and partly in Cumières. The range includes a still white wine (Coteaux Champenois) from 100% Pinot Noir.
  • Yvette Maucort (RC)
  • Philippe Ménétrier (RM)
  • Prignot Père & Fils (RM)
  • Gilles Virey (RM)
  • Christophe Walczak (RM)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


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

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