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

Diagram Argançon 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 43.8 hectares (108.2 acres), of which 92.9% Pinot Noir, 4.3% Pinot Meunier, and 2.7% Chardonnay.
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

Northeast: Dolancourt
Eastnortheast: Arsonval (a narrow strip of that commune)
East: Jaucourt
Southeast: Fravaux
Southwest: Spoy

The church in Argançon, Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2010).

The village

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

The Argançon commune covers 820 hectares and has 99 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Argançon are located around the village, on the left bank of Le Landion. The direction of the slopes varies, and includes a decent proportion of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety, by a wide margin.

The current vineyard surface in the Argançon commune is 43.8 hectares (108.2 acres). There are 40.7 ha Pinot Noir (92.9%), 1.9 ha Pinot Meunier (4.3%), and 1.2 ha Chardonnay (2.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 37 ha. There are 9 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

A part of the amusement park Nigloland (Hotel des Pirates) in the neighbouring commune, Dolancourt. The buildings and vineyards in the upper right hand of the picture are situated in the northern part of Argançon. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Superjuju10, 2009).

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.

  • Claude Farfelan (RC, Facebook page), has 7.2 ha of vineyards, all in Argançon, and mostly steeply sloping vineyards. The range includes two vintage Champagnes, the regular one and Prestige.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last updated 2016-09-16

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