Champagne village profile: Lignol-le-Château in the Bar-sur-Aubois

diagram-lignol-le-chateau-201702Key facts

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%)


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 Lignol-le-Château 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

North: Colombé-le-Sec
Northeast: Rouvres-les-Vignes
East: Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
Northwest: Voigny

Kyrkan i Lignol-le-Château, Église Saint-Sylvestre. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The church in Lignol-le-Château, Église Saint-Sylvestre. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Peter Potrowl, 2005).

The village

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.

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.

  • 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.


© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-03-05

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