Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 35.9 hectares (88.7 acres), of which 97.5% Chardonnay, 1.7% Pinot Meunier, and 0.8% Pinot Noir.
Classification: Autre cru (85%)
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, if it exists.
Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation
North and northeast: Vanault-le-Châtel
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.
Bassu is located in the northeastern part of the Vitryat area, which is named for Vitry-le-François, the central town.
The Bassu commune has a surface of 1029 hectares and has 128 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Bassutiers and Bassutières.
The vineyards in Bassu consist of several blocks in the southern half of the commune, and are mostly made up of mild south- to southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Bassuet. The vineyards are completely dominated by Chardonnay.
The current vineyard surface in the Bassu commune is 35.9 hectares (88.7 acres). There are 35.0 ha Chardonnay (97.5%), 0.6 ha Pinot Meunier (1.7%), and 0.3 ha Pinot Noir (0.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 29 ha. There are 67 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.
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- The Bassu commune doesn’t have a website.
- UMC’s village profile of Bassu.
- Vineyard map of Bassu at weinlagen-info.de.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-07-16