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

Diagram Fravaux 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.7 hectares (38.8 acres), of which 93.6% Pinot Noir, 4.5% Pinot Meunier, 1.3% Chardonnay, and 0.6% others.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)


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: Jaucourt
East: Proverville
Southwest: Spoy
Northwest: Argançon

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

The village

Fravaux is located at the stream Le Larget, which empties into Le Landion in the neighbouring commune Spoy.

The Fravaux commune covers 372 hectares and has 57 inhabitants (as of 2013).


The vineyards in Fravaux are located south and west of the village. Pinot Noir is by a wide margin the dominant grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Fravaux commune is 15.7 hectares (38.8 acres). There are 14.7 ha Pinot Noir (93.6%), 0.7 ha Pinot Meunier (4.5%), 0.2 ha Chardonnay (1.3%), and 0.1 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 13 ha. There are 4 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Fravaux include among others:

  • Le Clos, a south-facing site west of the village west of the village and immediately north of Le Larget.

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.

  • Sébastien Forte

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2017-01-21

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