Champagne village profile: Plaines-Saint-Lange in the Barséquanais

Diagram Plaines-Saint-Lange 201606Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 18.0 hectares (44.5 acres), of which 87% Pinot Noir and 13% Chardonnay.
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 Plaines-Saint-Lange, Mussy-sur-Seine, and Les Riceys are located) and Côte-d’Or (where Molesme and Gommeville are 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 within the Champagne appellation

Northeast: Essoyes
South: Mussy-sur-Seine
Northwest and north: Courteron
West: Gyé-sur-Seine (but mainly beyond Courteron)

The village

Plaines-Saint-Lange is located in the southern part of the Aube department, at the Seine river. The local area is sometimes called the Seine valley, Vallée de la Seine.

The Plaines-Saint-Lange commune has a surface of 1073 hectares and has 284 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Plainois and Plainoises.


The vineyards in Plaines-Saint-Lange are located in the western part of the commune, in a block that stretches across the border into Gyé-sur-Seine. They consist mostly of mild southeast-facing slopes and are dominated by Pinot Noir.

The current vineyard surface in the Plaines-Saint-Lange commune is 18.0 hectares (44.5 acres). There are 15.7 ha Pinot Noir (87.2%) och 2.3 ha Chardonnay (12.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 10 ha. There are 15 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.

  • J. Claude Payta (RM, Facebook page), also J.C. Payta and Jean-Claude Payta.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


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

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