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

diagram-saulcy-201702Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 26.9 hectares (66.5 acres), of which 74% Pinot Pinot, 16% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay, and 1.1% 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. The dashed black and red line is the departemental border between Aube (where Saulcy is located) and Haute-Marne.


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

East: Rizaucourt-Buchey
Southsouthwest: Rouvres-les-Vignes
Southwest: Colombé-le-Sec
Westsouthwest: Colombé-la-Fosse (mainly beyond a strip of Colombé-le-Sec)

Kyrkan i Saulcy, Église Saint-Brice. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The church in Saulcy, Église Saint-Brice. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The village

Saulcy is located at the stream l’Œillet in the eastern part of the Aube departement, on the border to the Haute-Marne department.

The Saulcy commune covers 1139 hectares and has 77 inhabitants (as of 2014).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saulcy are spread out to the west, east, and south of the village. The direction of slope varies. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Saulcy commune is 26.9 hectares (66.5 acres). There are 19.8 ha Pinot Pinot (73.6%), 4.2 ha Pinot Meunier (15.6%), 2.6 ha Chardonnay (9.7%), and 0.3 ha others (1.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 24 ha. There are 16 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.

  • James Geoffroy (RC, Facebook page), has 6 ha of vineyards.
  • Charles Gouthière & Fils (RM, older website), has vineyards in Argentolles, Arsonval, Colombé-le-Sec, Montier-en-l’Isle, Rizaucourt, and Saulcy. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Richard Huguenin (RM)
  • Koechlin (RM, Facebook page), whose website is entirely in Dutch. Also has a Youtube channel featuring Champagne recepies.
  • Moniot-Lévêque (RC)
  • Laurent Mougin (RM)
  • Olivier Mougin (RM)
  • Claude Parisot (RC), has also supplied bottles to Benjamin Breton (an MA = marque d’acheteur, buyer’s brand).

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last updated 2017-02-27

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