Champagne village profile: Landreville in the Barséquanais

Diagram Landreville 201505Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 281.3 ha (695.1 acres), of which 82% Pinot Noir, 13% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier, and 2% others, including Pinot Blanc.
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.

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: Viviers-sur-Artaut
East: Loches-sur-Ource
South: Gyé-sur-Seine
Southwest: Neuville-sur-Seine
West: Celles-sur-Ource
Northwest: Ville-sur-Arce

The village

Landreville is located at the Ource river, on its right bank, which means north of the river. The surrounding area is called the Ource valley, la Vallée de l’Ource.

The Landreville commune covers 1420 hectares and has 497 inhabitants (as of 2013), called Landrevillois and Landrevilloises.

Landreville with vineyards in the foreground. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Philippesalv, 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Landreville are primarily located north of Ource, but two blocks are located south of the river and are continuous with the vineyards in Gyé-sur-Seine. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.

The current vineyard surface in the Landreville commune is 281.3 hectares (695.1 acres). There are 230.3 ha Pinot Noir (81.9%), 37.2 ha Chardonnay (13.2%), 8.8 ha Pinot Meunier (3.1%), and 5.0 ha others (1.8%), which is likely to include significant portion of Pinot Blanc. Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 244 ha. There are 61 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

  • La Corroy, a site in the southeastern part of the commune, on the border to Loche-sur-Ource. Charles Dufour has 0,36 ha Chardonnay and 0,8887 ha Pinot Noir in this vineyard site and produces vineyard-designated Champagnes from it.
  • La Chachigne, a site in the northern part of the commune, close to the borders to Ville-sur-Arce and Viviers-sur-Artaut. Charles Dufour has 0.2076 ha Chardonnay and 0.0924 ha Pinot Blanc in this vineyard site and produces vineyard-designated Champagnes from it.
  • La Chevêtrée, a site with a mild south-facing slope in the northwestern part of the commune, on the border to Ville-sur-Arce. Charles Dufour has 0.8344 ha in this vineyard site, planted to Chardonnay and produces a vineyard-designated Champagne from it.
  • Le Haut de Guignelle, a site with mild (approximately) south-facing slope in the northwestern part of the commune, close to the border to Ville-sur-Arce. Charles Dufour has 1.2352 ha in this vineyard site, planted to Pinot Noir and produces vineyard-designated Champagnes from it.

Other single vineyard sites include, among others, the following:

  • On the right bank of Ource (the northern part of the commune): La Côte de Suchot, Entrée de Vaux, Les Fiolles, La Guignelle, Le Joncheret, Suchot, Le Val Chatain, and Voie de Vaux.
  • On the left bank of Ource (the southern part of the commune): La Haute Charme.

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.

  • Collon (RM), with an annual production of about 90 000 bottles.
  • Denis-Jolly
  • Charles Dufour (RM), an organic producer with about 6 ha of vineyards that is counted among the new generation of small growers, and one that has received positive attention. The main product is called Bulles de Comtoir and is a numbered cuvée with its own website and about 55% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Blanc. Released versions (as of 2016), and their base vintages: unnumbered/”prelude” (2006), #2 (2010), #3 (60% 2011, 40% 2010), #4 (20% 2013, 80% 2011, and 2010). Other Champagnes are called Dufour par Charles with the subtitle Les Instantanés, and exist in several different versions. The production also includes small amounts of a large number of vineyard-designated Champagnes and still wines (Coteaux Champenois) from the following six vineyard sites, with grape varieties and surfaces in ares (1 are = 0.01 hectares = 100 m2) within parentheses: Avalon (63.5 ares Ch; the site is located in Essoyes), La Chachigne (20.76 ares Ch, 9.24 are PB), Le Champ du Clos (25.7 ares Ch, 32.3 ares PB, 25.7 ares PN; the site is located in Celles-sur-Ource), La Chevêtrée (83.44 ares Ch), La Corroy (36 ares Ch, 88.87 ares PN), and Le Haut de Guignelle (123.52 ares PN). The single vineyard Champagnes and still wines are all produced as varietal wines from a single vintage, which is indicated on the back label. The Champagne style is indicated with large letters on the label: Bb for blanc de blancs, irrespective if they are produced using Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc, Bn for blanc de noirs from Pinot Noir, Œ for œuil de perdrix, “pale rosé”, from Pinot Noir, and Rs for rosé from Pinot Noir. On the still wine the grape variety or wine style is indicated as Ch for Chardonnay, Ptb for Pinot Blanc, Ptn for Pinot Noir and Rs for rosé from Pinot Noir. The company name indicated on the labels of Charles Dufour is Robert Dufour & Fils.
  • Jacques Dufour (RM)
  • Jean Jolly
  • René Jolly (RM), has 13.55 ha of vineyards (10.4 ha Pinot Noir and 3.15 ha Chardonnay) in the vineyard sites En Haute Charme, La Guignelle, Le Suchot, Le Val de Vaux, and Le Joncheret. Their better cuvées are called RJ (white and rosé). On the website there is information about which disgorgement dates that matches various batch codes on the cork, for example 1507 = July and August 2015.
  • Gérard Michaut (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Mongery, has 5 ha of vineyards with 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Chardonnay.
  • Montaïa Prophète (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne from 100% Chardonnay.
  • Royer Père et Fils (RM), has 25 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Jean-Jacques & Sébastien Royer (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Louise Virey (RM)
  • Veuve Virey (RC)
  • Vettraino Père & Fils (RC)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The church in Landreville, Église de l’Assomption-de-la-Vierge. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Philippesalv, 2014).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-08-01

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