Champagne village profile: Couvrot in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 21.8 hectares (53.9 acres), of which 96.8% Chardonnay, 1.8% Pinot Meunier, and 1.4% Pinot Noir.
Classification: Autre cru (84%)

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 Vitryat highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

Northeast: Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne
Eastsoutheast: Vitry-en-Perthois
West: Loisy-sur-Marne
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The town hall (mairie) of Couvrot. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo MTOURE51, 2014).

The village

Couvrot is located about 4 km north of Vitry-le-François, the central town of the area, at the Canal latéral à la Marne.

The Couvrot commune has a surface of 805 hectares and has 885 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Couvrotiers and Couvrotières.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Couvrot are located on low south-facing ridges in the centre of the commune. The vineyards are completely dominated by Chardonnay.

The current vineyard surface in the Couvrot commune is 21.8 hectares (53.9 acres). There are 21.1 ha Chardonnay (96.8%), 0.4 ha Pinot Meunier (1.8%), and 0.3 ha Pinot Noir (1.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 7 hectares. There are 27 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

The church in Couvrot, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (foto MTOURE51, 2014).

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.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The Canal latéral à la Marne at Couvrot. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Maarten Sepp, 2011).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-07-16

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