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

Diagram Arsonval 201608Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 25.6 hectares (63.3 acres), of which 71% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay, and 2% 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

East and southeast: Montier-en-l’Isle
South: Jaucourt
Southwest: Argançon
West: Dolancourt
Comment: the remaining link will be added when the profile of that villages has been posted.

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

The village

Arsonval is located close to the Aube river, on its right bank.

The Arsonval commune covers 758 hectares and has 335 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Arsonvallois and Arsonvalloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Arsonval are located in different parts of the commune, and are of different orientation, including a decent proportion of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Arsonval commune is 25.6 hectares (63.3 acres). There are 18.1 ha Pinot Noir (70.7%), 7.0 ha Chardonnay (27.3%), and 0.5 ha Pinot Meunier (2.0%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 10 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.

  • La Fée d’Arlette (RM)
  • Nicolo & Paradis (RM, Facebook page), has 17 ha of vineyards in Colombé-le-Sec. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2010 vintage). Excellence is composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Blanc Vrai (= Pinot Blanc) and has old-fashioned string closure.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016

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