Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 75.3 hectares (186.1 acres), of which 92% Pinot Noir, 6% Chardonnay, 0.8% Pinot Meunier, and 0.8% others.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
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Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation
Verpillières-sur-Ource is located at the Ource river, on its right bank, which means north of the river. The area around Ource is referred to as the Ource valley, la Vallée de l’Ource.
Verpillières-sur-Ource is located the furthest upstream along Ource of all villages within the Champagne appellation. Verpillières-sur-Ource is one of the southernmost communes in the Aube departement, and borders in the south to the Grancey-sur-Ource commune in the Côte-d’Or department.
The Verpillières-sur-Ource commune covers 1793 hectares and has 115 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Daglins and Daglines.
The vineyards in Verpillières-sur-Ource are located to the northeast of the village, in two blocks at different distance from the village. The more distant block is continuous with the vineyards in Fontette. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.
The current vineyard surface in the Verpillières-sur-Ource commune is 75.3 hectares (186.1 acres). There are 69.5 ha Pinot Noir (92.3%), 4.6 ha Chardonnay (6.1%), 0.6 ha Pinot Meunier (0.8%), and 0.6 ha others (0.8%), most of which is likely to be Pinot Blanc. Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 50 ha. There are 21 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
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.
- Millot Père et Fils (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about the village in English, in French.
- (The Verpillières-sur-Ource doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s village profile of Verpillières-sur-Ource.
- Vineyard map of Verpillières-sur-Ource at weinlagen-info.de.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2017-01-21