Monthly Archives: August 2016

Champagne village profile: Couvignon in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois Vineyards and grape varieties: 110.2 hectares (272.3 acres), of which 85% Pinot Noir, 11% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Meunier. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Map Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted. Clicking on … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Meurville in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois Vineyards and grape varieties: 165.0 hectares (407.7 acres), of which 78% Pinot Noir, 14% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Meunier, and 1% others. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bergères in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois Vineyards and grape varieties: 95.3 hectares (235.5 acres), of which 84% Pinot Noir, 12% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Meunier. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Not to be confused with: Bergères-lès-Vertus, a premier cru village … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Urville in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois Vineyards and grape varieties: 188.3 hectares (465.3 acres), of which 76% Pinot Noir, 14% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Meunier, and 2.2% others. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Noted for: home village of the Champagne house … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bligny in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois Vineyards and grape varieties: 155.0 hectares (383.0 acres), of which 82% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 2.6% Pinot Meunier, and 0.6% others. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Risk of confusion: other than this village, in … Continue reading

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Will there be a Champagne shortage following the 2016 harvest?

Last week, Decanter published an article under the title Champagne shortage looms after frost, rot and mildew. This refers to the not yet harvested 2016 vintage in the Champagne wine. I’ve noted that this has led to notices and articles in several other … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Champignol-lez-Mondeville in the Bar-sur-Aubois

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois Vineyards and grape varieties: 142.4 hectares (351.9 acres), of which 91% Pinot Noir, 7.5% Chardonnay, 1.1% Pinot Meunier, and 0.4% others. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted. … Continue reading

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