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

Diagram Dolancourt 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 28.8 hectares (71.2 acres), of which 86% Pinot Noir and 14% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
Noted for: the amusement park Nigloland.

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

East: Arsonval
Eastsoutheast: Jaucourt (via a narrow strip of Arsonval)
Southwest: Argançon

The village

The church in Dolancourt, Église Saint-Léger. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2010).

Dolancourt is located at the Le Landion river, which empties into the Aube river in the northern part of the commune. Le Landion is the main river in the western part of the Bar-sur-Aube area.

Dolancourt is mostly known for Nigloland, an amusement park that opened in 1987 and which is the third largest in French, in terms of numbers of visitors.

The Dolancourt commune covers 488 hectares and has 140 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Dolancourtois and Dolancourtoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Dolancourt are located to the west of the village, and are mostly made up of east- to southeast-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Dolancourt commune is 28.8 hectares (72.2 acres). There are 24.7 ha Pinot Noir (85.8%), 4.0 ha Chardonnay (13.9%), and 0.1 ha others (0.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 4 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers which have their seat in Dolancourt.

The entrance of the amusement park Nigloland in Dolancourt. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Superjuju10, 2009).

Links

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

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