Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 48.6 hectares (120.1 acres), of which 97.3% Pinot Noir and 2.7% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)
Noted for: the cheese Délice de Mussy
Google Maps view with the villages in the Barséquanais highlighted.
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Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation
Mussy-sur-Seine is one of the southernmost villages in the Aube department, and is situated on the border to the Côte-d’Or department. This is also the border between the two wine regions Champagne and Burgundy. The neighbouring commune to the south, Gomméville in Côte-d’Or is part of the are around Châtillon-sur-Seine called the Châtillonnais, where production of Crémant de Bourgogne dominates.
Mussy-sur-Seine is located at the Seine river, as the name implies, in an area sometimes called the Seine valley, Vallée de la Seine. Mussy-sur-Seine is the village that is located the furthest upstream Seine of all villages in the Champagne appellation. Seine has its source in the aptly named Source-Seine commune in Côte-d’Or, about 30 km northwest of Dijon and 60 km from Mussy-sur-Seine.
The Mussy-sur-Seine commune has a surface of 2807 hectares and has 1058 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Musséens and Musséennes.
The local cheese Délice de Mussy is named for Mussy-sur-Seine. This cheese is similar to Chaource, which can be produced in a large part of the Yonne and Aube departments, including in Mussy-sur-Seine. Since Chaource is a creamy cheese that goes well with Champagne, this is most likely true of Délice de Mussy as well.
The vineyards in Mussy-sur-Seine are located both west and east of the village itself, but rather close to the village proper. They mostly consist of mild south-facing slopes and are completely dominated by Pinot Noir.
The current vineyard surface in the Mussy-sur-Seine commune is 48.6 hectares (120.1 acres). There are 47.3 ha Pinot Noir (97.3%) and 1.3 ha Chardonnay (2.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 33 ha. There are 25 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
I haven’t found any Champagne producer which has their seat in Mussy-sur-Seine, but interesting enough the village has a producer of wines from the Burgundy wine region.
Other wine producers
- Emilia (Facebook page) is a producer of Crémant de Bourgogne, which means that their vineyards are in villages to the south rather than in Mussy-sur-Seine.
- Wikipedia about the village in English, in French.
- Website of the Mussy-sur-Seine commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Mussy-sur-Seine.
- Vineyard map of Mussy-sur-Seine at weinlagen-info.de.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2017-01-21