Champagne village profile: Vitry-le-Croisé in the Barséquanais

Diagram Vitry-le-Croisé 201607Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 92.9 hectares (229.6 acres), of which 96.1% Pinot Noir, 2.9% Chardonnay, 0.3% Pinot Meunier, and 0.6% others.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)


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 red line is the A5 motorway.

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.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

Northeast: Bligny (located in Bar-sur-Aubois)
Eastsoutheast: Champignol-lez-Mondeville (located in Bar-sur-Aubois)
Southsoutheast: Saint-Usage
South: Noé-les-Mallets
West: Éguilly-sous-Bois

The village

Vitry-le-Croisé is located at the Arce river, mainly on its right bank. The area along Arce is called the Arce valley, la Vallée de l’Arce.

The Vitry-le-Croisé commune covers 3272 hectares and has 251 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Vitryats and Vitryates.

The A5 motorway runs through the northern part of the commune. In practice, the A5 is the border between the two areas Barséquanais and Bar-sur-Aubois, although the definition of the two areas are that they are located around Seine and its tributaries (such as Arce), and Aube with its tributaries.

The church in Vitry-le-Croisé. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).


The vineyards in Vitry-le-Croisé are located on the right bank of the Arce river, both close to the village and further to the east and southeast in the commune. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.

The current vineyard surface in the Vitry-le-Croisé commune is 92.9 hectares (229.6 acres). There are 89.3 ha Pinot Noir (96.1%), 2.7 ha Chardonnay (2.9%), 0.3 ha Pinot Meunier (0.3%), and 0.6 ha others (0.6%), most of which is likely to be Pinot Blanc. Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 79 ha. There are 48 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producers which has their seat in Vitry-le-Croisé.


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

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