Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 49.4 hectares (122.1 acres), of which 78% Pinot Pinot, 14% Pinot Meunier, and 8% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
Not to be confused with: Fontaine-sur-Aÿ in the Grande Montagne de Reims
Google Maps view with the villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois highlighted.
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Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation
Fontaine is located close to the Aube river, on its left bank, just upstream from Bar-sur-Aube.
The Fontaine commune covers 568 hectares and has 266 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Fontainois and Fontainoises.
The vineyards in Fontaine are divided into two blocks. A smaller block is located directly at the village, to the southwest, and a somewhat larger block is located just south of the village. A large proportion of the vineyards are southeast-facing slopes together with some east-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety, by a wide margin.
The current vineyard surface in the Fontaine commune is 49.4 hectares (122.1 acres). There are 38.7 ha Pinot Pinot (78.3%), 6.7 ha Pinot Meunier (13.6%), and 4.0 ha Chardonnay (8.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 46 ha. There are 17 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
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.
- Gérard Gaupillat (RM), has vineyards with 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
- Gérard Leseurre
- Patrick Richard (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of the three common grape varietes.
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- Website of the Fontaine commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Fontaine.
- Vineyard map of Fontaine at weinlagen-info.de.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2017, senaste uppdatering 2017-01-21