Champagne village profile: Vanault-le-Châtel in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 33.9 hectares (83.8 acres), of which 99.1% Chardonnay, 0.3% Pinot Noir, and 0.6% others.
Classification: Autre cru (84%)


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

Southwest: Bassu
Southsoutheast: Val-de-Vière
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The village

Vanault-le-Châtel is located in the northeastern part of the Vitryat area, which is named for Vitry-le-François, the central town.

The Vanault-le-Châtel commune has a surface of 3478 hectares and has 177 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Vanautiers and Vanautières.


The vineyards in Vanault-le-Châtel consist of two blocks east of the village, and are mostly made up of mild south- to southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are completely dominated by Chardonnay.

The current vineyard surface in the Bassu commune is 33.9 hectares (83.8 acres). There are 33.6 ha Chardonnay (99.1%), 0.1 ha Pinot Noir (0.3%), and 0.2 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 18 ha. There are 31 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


© Tomas Eriksson 2017

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