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

Diagram Champignol-lez-Mondeville 201607Key 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

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 line is the departemental border between Aube (where Champignol-lez-Mondeville is located) and Haute-Marne (where Laferte-sur-Aube and Villars-en-Azois are located).

Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois 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

North: Urville
Northeast: Arconville
Southwest: Saint-Usage (located in the Barséquanais)
Westnorthwest: Vitry-le-Croisé (located in the Barséquanais)
Northwest: Bligny
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

Panorama view of Champignol-lez-Mondeville, as seen from the south. The vineyards in the background is located in the northern part of the commune. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pascal Lux, 2010).

The village

Champignol-lez-Mondeville is located at a small river, Le Landion, which has its source in the commune and which empties in the Aube river at Dolancourt.

The Champignol-lez-Mondeville commune covers 4417 hectares and has 323 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Champignolais and Champignolaises.

The church in Champignol-lez-Mondeville, Église Saint-Laurent. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Champignol-lez-Mondeville are located in the northern part of the commune and mostly consist of south- and west-facing slopes. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.

The current vineyard area in the Champignol-lez-Mondeville commune is 142.4 hectares (351.9 acres). There are 129.6 ha Pinot Noir (91.0%), 10.7 ha Chardonnay (7.5%), 1.6 ha Pinot Meunier (1.1%), and 0.5 ha others (0.4%), which is likely to include Pinot Blanc. Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 117 ha. There are 31 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Champignol-lez-Mondeville include the following, among others:

  • Le Côte Châtelain is a southwest-facing site to the west of the village, and is located the furthest west among the vineyard sites of this village.
  • La Côte au Roi is a site north of the village itself. R. Dumont & Fils has a plot of Pinot Noir in this site.
  • La Curée is a south-facing site northeast of the village. To the east, the site borders to La Voie Bertrand. Binon-Coquard in Spoy has a plot here.
  • En Ville is a south-facing site northeast of the village. To the north and west, this site borders to (La) Voie de Chanay. R. Dumont & Fils has a plot of Chardonnay in this site.
  • Landomont is a southeast-facing site in the northern part of the commune, on the border to the Urville commune, close to the D70 and D44 roads. R. Dumont & Fils has a plot of Chardonnay in this site.
  • La Voie Bertrand is a south-facing site northeast of the village. To the south and east, this site borders to (La) Voie de Chanay, and to the west it borders to La Curée. R. Dumont & Fils has a plot of Chardonnay in this site.
  • (La) Voie de Chanay is a south-facing site to the northeast of the village. This site borders in the northwest to La Voie Bernard and in the southeast to En Ville. On the cadastre map, the southwestern part of the site is written without the “La” part and the adjacent northeastern part with a “La”. R. Dumont & Fils has a plot of Chardonnay in this site.

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.

  • R. Dumont & Fils (RM), a member of Terra Vitis with 23 ha of vineyards, about 20 ha Pinot Noir, 3 ha Chardonnay, and 0.15 ha Pinot Blanc, all in Champignol-lez-Mondeville. The range includes a regular vintage Champagne composed of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay (refers to the 2006 vintage, PN from the sites (La Côte?) Châtelain and La Côte au Roi, Ch from the sites La Voie Bertrand, La Voie de Chanay, and Landomont) and Blanc de Noirs, a vintage Champagne produced using old vine Pinot Noir. Intense is a cuvée composed of 65% Pinot Noir (from the sites En Ville and La Côte au Roi) and 35% Chardonnay (from the site La Voie Bertrand) which is vinified in oak barrels produced using oak from Champignol-lez-Mondeville. The range includes a still red wine (a Coteaux Champenois) called La Voie de Chanay, produced using old vine Pinot Noir from the site of that name.
  • Pascal Fricot (RM), whose top Champagne is called Réserve des Damoiselles Fricot and is composed of about half Pinot Noir and half Chardonnay.
  • Jeandon-Privé (RC)
  • Schmit-Belin
  • Taprest-Poissenot & Fils

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Troops in Champignol-lez-Mondeville in June 1911 in connection with the Champagne riots. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-08-26

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