Champagne village profile: Viviers-sur-Artaut in the Barséquanais

Diagram Viviers-sur-Artaut 201607Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 90,4 hectares (223.4 acres), of which 76% Pinot Noir, 14% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay.
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

North: Chervey
Northnortheast: Bertignolles
Northeast: Chacenay
East and southeast: Loches-sur-Ource
Southwest: Landreville
Westnorthwest: Ville-sur-Arce

The village

Viviers-sur-Artaut is located at the stream Artaut that empties into the Ource river in the neighbouring commune, Landreville. Viviers-sur-Artaut could therefore be counted as part of the Ource valley, la Vallée de l’Ource.

The Viviers-sur-Artaut commune covers 604 hectares and has 117 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Vivorons and Vivoronnes.

View of Viviers-sur-Artaut surrounded by vineyards. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Hg marigny, 2011).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Viviers-sur-Artaut are located in a continuous area around the village and stretching to the southwest to the border to Landreville. The vineyards are located on mild slopes on both sides of the D38 road, and facing the road. Pinot Noir dominates in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Landreville commune is 90.4 hectares (223.4 acres). There are 68.6 ha Pinot Noir (75.9%), 12.7 ha Pinot Meunier (14.0%), and 9.1 ha Chardonnay (10.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 85 ha. There are 26 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.

  • Nicolas Arnaud (RM)
  • Robert-Grandpierre (RM), whose vintage Champagne is composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. The range also includes two still wines (Coteaux Champenois), a red wine made up of 100% Pinot Noir from Viviers-sur-Artaut and a still white wine composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-08-06

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