Champagne village profile: Gyé-sur-Seine in the Barséquanais

Diagram Gyé-sur-Seine 201606Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 266.6 hectares (658.8 acres), of which 88% Pinot Noir, 9.7% Chardonnay, 1.4% Pinot Meunier, and 0.9% others.
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 Gyé-sur-Seine and Les Riceys are located) and Côte-d’Or.

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

Northnortheast: Landreville
Northeast: Loches-sur-Ource
Eastnortheast: Essoyes
Southeast: Courteron
Southeast: Plaines-Saint-Lange (mostly beyond Courteron)
Southsoutheast: Mussy-sur-Seine
Southwest: Les Riceys
Northwest: Neuville-sur-Seine

The village

Gyé-sur-Seine is located at the southern part of the Aube departement, at the Seine river.

The Gyé-sur-Seine commune has a surface of 2366 hectares and has 510 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Gyratats and Gyratates.


The vineyards in Gyé-sur-Seine are located in different parts of the spread-out commune. The main part is located in the northeastern part of the commune, on the right bank of Seine. These vineyards are continuous with those in Neuville-sur-Seine, Landreville, Loches-sur-Ource, and Courteron. There are also some vineyards on the left bank of Seine, where one of the blocks is consistent with the vineyards in Plaines-Saint-Lange and Les Riceys. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Noir.

The current vineyard surface in the Gyé-sur-Seine commune is 266.6 hectares (658.8 acres). There are 234.7 ha Pinot Noir (88.0%), 25.8 ha Chardonnay (9.7%), 3.7 ha Pinot Meunier (1.4%), and 2.4 ha others (0.9%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 219 ha. There are 79 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

  • Bartnicki (NM), also Bartnicki Père & Fils, has 7 ha of vineyards with 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Meunier. The vintage Champagne is composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay (refers to the 2009 and 2010 vintages). There is also a vintage rosé. Bartnicki also produces Champagnes under the brands Bartinicki-Robin and N. Robin.
  • Arnaud Dumont (NM), has 12 ha of vineyards in four villages, but mainly in Neuville-sur-Seine, with 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. The range includes a vintage Champagne. The three Champagnes in the Quintessence series are oak barrel vinified.

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.

  • Robert Barbichon (RM), who is certified organically from the 2010 vintage, and a biodynamical certification from the 2012 vintage.
  • Claudine Cousin
  • Dominique Cousin (RM)
  • Cretol & Fils (RM), has addresses in both Gyé-sur-Seine and Neuville-sur-Seine, which is the main seat.
  • Marie Demets (RM), has 10 ha of vineyards in Gyé-sur-Seine, Neuville-sur-Seine, and Courteron with 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. The annual production in 90 000 bottles. The vintage Champagne is composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
  • Jean-Marie Février
  • Fluteau (RM, blog), a member of Vignerons Indépendants with 9 ha of vineyards, of which 7.8 ha Pinot Noir and 1.2 ha Chardonnay, in the seven sites La Crotte, Les Evallons, Le Haut de Villiers, Val Cassard, Val Cureux, Val de l’Érable, and Val Mantra. Cuvée Prestige is a vintage blanc de blancs.
  • Pierre Gillet (RC). The vintage Champagne is composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2010 vintage).
  • Jean Josselin (RM), a member of Vignerons Indépendants. The range includes two vintage Champagnes, Cordon Royal and a blanc de blancs.
  • Pichon-Darlagne (RM)
  • Gaël Poinsot
  • Guy Préaut, has 12 ha of vineyards in four communes, of which 10 ha Pinot Noir and 2 ha Chardonnay.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


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