Champagne village profile: Cunfin in the Barséquanais

Diagram Cunfin 201607Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 25.6 ha (63.3 acres), of which 94.9% Pinot Noir, 2.7% Chardonnay, and 2.3% Pinot Meunier.
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. The dashed red lines are the departmental borders between Aube (where Cunfin is located), Côte-d’Or (where Autricourt and Riel-les-Eaux are located), and Haute-Marne (where Villars-en-Azois and Lanty-sur-Aube 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

West: Verpillières-sur-Ource
Northwest: Fontette

View from Cunfin. The stone with the rooster is a monument to those who fell in World War I. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Hg marigny, 2008).

The village

Cunfin is located in the southeastern part of the Aube department, at the small river Le Landion which empties into Ource in the neighbouring commune Verpillières-sur-Ource. Cunfin can therefore be counted as part of the Ource Valley, la Vallée de l’Ource.

Cunfin is one of the southernmost communes in the Aube department, and borders in the south to three communes in the Côte-d’Or department, and in the east to two communes in Haute-Marne. At these departmental borders, the Champagne wine region also ends.

The Cunfin commune covers 3312 hectares and has 191 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Cunfinois and Cunfinoises.

The church in Cunfin. Picture linked from  Wikimedia Commons (photo Hg marigny, 2008).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Cunfin are located directly at the village, as well as in a block a bit further to the west. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.

The current vineyard surface in the Cunfin commune is 25.6 hectares (63.3 acres). There are 24.3 ha Pinot Noir (94.9%), 0.7 ha Chardonnay (2.7%), and 0.6 ha Pinot Meunier (2.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 17 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.

  • Charles Dugne (RM), has 3.06 ha of vineyards, of which 2.30 ha in Fontette and 0.76 ha in Cunfin.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Postcard from the early 20th century, showing the railroad station in Cunfin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

Links

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

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