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

diagram-trannes-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 8.1 hectares (20.0 acres), of which 46% Pinot Pinot, 35% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay.
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

None of the communes that border directly to Trannes are part of the Champagne appellation. The closest other Champagne villages are found to the southeast, beyond Bossancourt, being Dolancourt and Arsonval. In similarity to Trannes, they are part of the Bar-sur-Aubois area. Bossancourt, the neighbouring village, has been proposed for inclusion in the Champagne appellation, as part of its expansion to 40 new villages.

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

The village

Trannes is located near the Aube river, on its right bank. Along Aube, Trannes is the furthest downstream of all Champagne villages in the Bar-sur-Aubois area, which means that it is the furthest to the northwest.

The Trannes commune covers 1011 hectares and has 247 inhabitants (as of 2013) som kallas Trannois respektive Trannoises.


The vineyards in Trannes are located directly at the village. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Trannes commune is 8.1 hectares (20.0 acres). There are 3.7 ha Pinot Pinot (45.7%), 2.8 ha Pinot Meunier (34.6%), and 1.6 ha Chardonnay (19.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 7 ha. There are 6 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.

  • Arnoult-Ruelle (RM)
  • Franck Hausberger (RC) today (2017) has an address in Ailleville, but there are older bottles where the address is indicated as Trannes.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


© Tomas Eriksson 2017

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