Champagne village profile: Montier-en-l’Isle in the Bar-sur-Aubois

montier-en-lisle-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 59.8 hectares (147.8 acres), of which 77% Pinot Pinot, 13% Chardonnay, and 11% 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

Eastnortheast: Arrentières
Southeast: Ailleville
Eastsoutheast: Proverville
Southwest: Jaucourt
Northwest: Arsonval

Aerial photo of Montier-en-l’Isle. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo NicoRay, 2004).

The village

Montier-en-l’Isle is located close to the Aube river, on its right bank.

The Montier-en-l’Isle commune covers 1055 hectares and has 223 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Arsonvallois and Arsonvalloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Montier-en-l’Isle are located north, northeast, and east of the village, and and are of different orientation. The block in the eastern part of the commune is continuous with the vineyards in Ailleville. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Montier-en-l’Isle commune is 59.8 hectares (147.8 acres). There are 45.8 ha Pinot Pinot (76.6%), 7.6 ha Chardonnay (12.7%), and 6.4 ha Pinot Meunier (10.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 38 ha. There are 10 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

The church in Montier-en-l’Isle, Église Saint-Pierre. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo NicoRay, 2004).

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.

  • Fabrice Petit (RM), has 8 ha of vineyards.
  • Ghislain Petit
  • Jean-Claude Petit (RC?)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last updated 2017-01-28

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One Response to Champagne village profile: Montier-en-l’Isle in the Bar-sur-Aubois

  1. Pingback: Champagne village profile: Ailleville in the Bar-sur-Aubois | Tomas's wine blog

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