Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Bar-sur-Aubois
Vineyards and grape varieties: 45.6 hectares (112.7 acres), of which 89% Pinot Pinot, 6% Pinot Meunier, 5% Chardonnay, and 0.7% others.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%)
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Lignol-le-Château is located on the right bank of the Aube river. The village is situated about 2.5 km from the river.
The Lignol-le-Château commune covers 2185 hectares and has 197 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Lignolais and Lignolaises.
The vineyards in Lignol-le-Château are mostly located to the south and northwest of the village. A large portion of the vineyards are located on mild south-facing slopes. Pinot Noir is the most common grape variety, by a wide margin.
The current vineyard surface in the Lignol-le-Château commune is 45.6 hectares (112.7 acres). There are 40.4 ha Pinot Pinot (88.6%), 2.8 ha Pinot Meunier (6.1%), 2.1 ha Chardonnay (4.6%), and 0.3 ha others (0.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 42 ha. There are 28 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.
- Mehlinger & Fils (RM), a member of Terra Vitis. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
- Jean-Bernard Mocquart
- Bernard Piot (RM)
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- The Lignol-le-Château commune doesn’t have a website.
- UMC’s village profile of Lignol-le-Château.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-03-05