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

diagram-voigny-201701Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 103.2 hectares (255.0 acres), of which 71% Pinot Pinot, 18% Pinot Meunier, 11% Chardonnay, and 0.6% others.
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

Northnortheast: Colombé-la-Fosse
Northeast: Colombé-le-Sec
Southeast: Lignol-le-Château
West: Bar-sur-Aube
Northnorthwest: Arrentières

The village

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Coat of arms of the Voigny commune. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (created by Chatsam, 2009).

Voigny is located on the right bank of the Aube river, about 3 km from the river itself.

The Voigny covers 709 hectares and has 166 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Corbeillots and Corbeillottes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Voigny are located directly at the village, on the southern side of an elongated forested hill, which is situated on the border between Voigny and the three villages Arrentières, Colombé-le-Fosse, and Colombé-le-Sec. A large part of these vineyards are made up of south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Voigny commune is 103.2 hectares (255.0 acres). There are 73.0 ha Pinot Pinot (70.7%), 18.7 ha Pinot Meunier (18.1%), 10.9 ha Chardonnay (10.6%), and 0.6 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 77 ha. There are 54 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites include, among others:

  • Le Treziot, a south-facing site immediately to the west of the village.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

  • Bernard Robert (NM), has about 30 ha of vineyards in Bar-sur-Aube, Voigny, Arrentères, Argentolles, Rizaucourt, Rouvres-les-Vignes, and Villenauxe-la-Grande. Le Treziot is a vintage Champagne from 100% Chardonnay. Le Révolte des Vignerons is a vintage Champagne from 100% Pinot Noir which is oak barrel-vinified, which is produced in limited amounts and has been named for the 1911 Champagne Riots. Collection is a vintage-dated 100% Pinot Noir with old-fashioned string closure that is only sold in magnums (vintages includes 2008).

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.

  • Laurent Aubriot (RM)
  • Alain Beau
  • Bruno Bertrand (RM), also written Bertrand Bruno.
  • Hervé Bertrand
  • Pascal Chrétien (RM, Facebook page)
  • Didier et Fils
  • Jean-Claude Moniot (RM), has 5 ha of vineyards with 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Meunier.
  • Sampers (RM?, Facebook page), formerly Claude Sampers?

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Voigny during the 1911 Champagne Riots, as shown on a postcard. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-02-26

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