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

diagram-proverville-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 24.9 hectares (61.5 acres), of which 88% Pinot Pinot, 8% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Meunier.
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: Ailleville
East: Bar-sur-Aube
Southwest: Couvignon
West: Spoy
West: Fravaux
Northwest: Jaucourt
Northwest: Montier-en-l’Isle

The church in Proverville, Église de l’Assomption-de-la-Vierge. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GFreihalter, 2015).

The village

Proverville is located close to the Aube river, on its left bank. Proverville is more or less continuous with Bar-sur-Aube, the largest town in the area, which has its town centre on the right bank of Aube.

The Proverville commune covers 698 hectares and has 238 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Pithois and Pithoises.


The vineyards in Proverville are located directly at the village, in a block that stretches to southwest. The vineyards are mostly made up of southeast-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Proverville commune is 24.9 hectares (61.5 acres). There are 21.8 ha Pinot Pinot (87.6%), 2.0 ha Chardonnay (8.0%), and 1.1 ha Pinot Meunier (4.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 17 ha. There are 5 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.

  • Bernard Gonet (RC, Facebook page), mentions the Couvignon village on the label, but the address is Provervile.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The town hall (mairie) in Proverville. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GFreihalter, 2015).


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

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