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%)
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: Spoy (a narrow strip of that commune)
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.
Couvignon is located at the stream La Pierre which empties into Le Landion in Meurville, the neighbouring commune.
The commune includes both Couvignon itself and the hamlet Val Perdu, located further to the east.
The Couvignon commune covers 1343 hectares and has 207 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Couvignonais and Couvignonaises.
The vineyards in Couvignon are located on slopes around the village, on both sides of La Pierre. The direction of the slopes are very varying, and include both north- and south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.
The current vineyard surface in the Couvignon commune is 110.2 hectares (272.3 acres). There are 93.3 ha Pinot Noir (84.7%), 12.6 ha Chardonnay (11.4%), 4.1 ha Pinot Meunier (3.7%), and 0.2 ha others (0.2%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 87 ha. There are 23 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
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.
- Pascal Coquard (RC)
- Bernard Gonet (RC)
- Alain Grandremy
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- Website in the Couvignon commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Couvignon.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2016, senaste uppdatering 2016-09-03