Champagne village profile: Chacenay in the Barséquanais

Diagram Chacenay 201510Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 68.9 hectares (170.3 acres), of which 95.5% Pinot Noir, 3.3% Chardonnay, and 1.2% others, including Pinot Blanc.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
Also known as: Chacenay d’Arce


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

Northnortheast: Éguilly-sous-Bois
Southeast: Noé-les-Mallets
Southsouthwest: Loches-sur-Ource
Southwest: Viviers-sur-Artaut
Northwest: Chervey
Northnorthwest: Bertignolles

The village

Chacenay is located in the southeastern part of the Aube departement, at the small stream Le Paquis which empties into Arce in the neighbouring commune Bertignolles. Chacenay can therefore counted as part of the Arce valley, la Vallée de l’Arce.

The Chacenay commune covers 780 hectares and has 48 inhabitants (as of 2013).


The vineyards in Chacenay are partly located in the northern part of the commune, directly at the village, and partly in the southern part of the commune, in a narrow strip of land located between Noé-les-Mallets and Loches-sur-Ource. (The vineyards in te southern part of the commune are located in the Ource valley rather than in the Arce valley.) Pinot Noir dominates greatly.

The current vineyard surface in the Chacenay commune is 68.9 hectares (170.3 acres). There are 65.8 ha Pinot Noir (95.5%), 2.3 ha Chardonnay (3.3%), and 0.8 ha others (1.2%), most of which is likely to be Pinot Blanc. Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 67 ha. There are 22 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

  • Le Val de Loches is a west-facing site in the southern part of the commune, located on the strip between Loches-sur-Ource and Noé-les-Mallets, located around the D103 road.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producer with a seat in Chacenay.

Drawing of Château de Chacenay from around 1850. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.


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

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