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

Diagram Couvignon 201608Key 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

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.


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)
Northeast: Proverville
Eastnortheast: Bar-sur-Aube
East: Fontaine
Eastsoutheast: Baroville
Southsoutheast: Bergères
West: Meurville
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

The village

The church in Couvignon, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

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.

Vineyards

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.

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.

  • Pascal Coquard (RC)
  • Bernard Gonet (RC)
  • Alain Grandremy

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, senaste uppdatering 2016-09-03

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