Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 60.0 hectares (148.3 acres), of which 92.5% Pinot Noir, 6.3% Chardonnay, and 1.2% others, including Pinot Blanc.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
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: Champignol-lez-Mondeville (part of the Bar-sur-Aubois)
Comment: the villages to the east in Haute-Marne are located outside the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.
Saint-Usage is located in the southeastern part of the Aube department. The Arce river has its source in the commune, and Saint-Usage is therefore part of the Arce valley, la Vallée de l’Arce.
The Saint-Usage commune covers 1630 hectares and has 81 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Beusquins and Beusquines.
The vineyards in Saint-Usage are located in the western part of the commune just west of the village itself, close to the vineyards in Noé-les-Mallets and Fontette. The vineuards are located on almost flat land, partly with mild slopes facing east or south. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.
The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Usage commune is 60.0 hectares (148.3 acres). There are 55.5 ha Pinot Noir (92.5%), 3.8 ha Chardonnay (6.3%), and 0.7 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 48 ha. There are 21 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
Single vineyard sites
Single vineyard sites in Saint-Usage include the following, among others:
- Ferraille, a vineyard site northwest of the village. The site borders in the southwest to Les Gamets.
- Les Gamets, a vineyard site in the western part of the commune on the border to Noé-les-Mallets. This site includes southeast-facing slopes.
I haven’t found any Champagne producer which has their site in Saint-Usage.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- (The Saint-Usage commune doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s village profile of Saint-Usage.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-08-14