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

Diagram Spoy 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 71.7 ha (177.2 acres), of which 87% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, and 6% Pinot Meunier.
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.


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

Northnorthwest: Argançon
Northeast: Fravaux
East: Proverville
Southsoutheast: Couvignon
South: Meurville
Comment: the remaining links will be added when the profiles of those villages have been posted.

The church in Spoy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

The village

Spoy is located at Le Landion, which is the main river in the western part of the Bar-sur-Aube area.

The Spoy commune covers 1036 hectares and has 144 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Spoy are located on slopes around the village, on both sides of Le Landion. The direction of the slopes is varying and Pinot Noir is by a wide margin is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Spoy commune is 71.7 hectares (177.2 acres). There are 62.2 ha Pinot Noir (86.8%), 4.9 ha Chardonnay (6.8%), and 4.6 ha Pinot Meunier (6.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 65 ha. There are 23 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Spoy include among others:

  • Les Vaucelles, a south-facing slope in the southern part of the commune, on the left bank of Le Landion. Binon-Coquard has a holding here.

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.

  • Binon-Coquard (RC), a member of Terra Vitis (since 2012) with 6.5 ha of vineyards in Spoy, Meurville, and Champignol-lez-Mondeville with 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay. The regular vintage Champagne is composed of 100% Pinot Noir from the single vineyard Les Vaucelles in Spoy (refers to the 2006 vintage; the 2002 was composed of 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Ch, and 20% PN). Vieilles Vignes is a vintage Champagne composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir from the site Haut de Dampierre in Spoy and La Curée in Champignol-lez-Mondeville.
  • Coquard-Bour (RM), a member of Terra Vitis (since 2012) with their main seat in Bergères but which has their cellars and vineyards in Spoy. Their first own Champagnes were launched in 2010, after the current generation took over in 2007. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2010 vintage).
  • J. C. Pollantru
  • Claude Serrurot (RC)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-09-04

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