Champagne village profile: Bassu in the Vitryat

Key facts

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%)

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, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

North and northeast: Vanault-le-Châtel
Southeast: Val-de-Vière
Southsoutheast: Vavray-le-Petit
Southsouthwest: Bassuet
Westsouthwest: Lisse-en-Champagne
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

View of Bassu. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2016).

The village

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.

Street in Bassu. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2016).

Vineyards

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.

Vineyards in Bassu. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2016).

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.

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Champagne village profile: Val-de-Vière in the Vitryat

Diagram Val-de-Vière 201606Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 31.5 hectares (77.8 acres), of which 98% Chardonnay and 2% 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

Westnorthwest: Bassu
North: Vanault-le-Châtel
Southwest: Vavray-le-Petit
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

Coat of arms of the Val-de-Vière commune. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (created by Chatsam, 2009).

Val-de-Vière is located in the northeastern part of the Vitryat area, which is named for Vitry-le-François, the central town. The commune include the two hamlets Doucey (in the western part) and Rosay (in the centre).

The Val-de-Vière commune has a surface of 1925 hectares and has 129 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Vierois and Vieroises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Val-de-Vière are located in the northwestern part of the commune, in a block that stretches across the border to Vavray-le-Petit. They consist of mild south- and southeast-facing slopes on a low ridge. The vineyards are completely dominated by Chardonnay.

The current vineyard surface in the Val-de-Vière commune is 31.5 hectares (77.8 acres). There are 30.8 ha Chardonnay (97.8%), 0.6 ha Pinot Noir (1.9%), and 0.1 ha others (0.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 14 ha. There are 7 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.

  • Gruzelle-Piquard
  • Oudit Simonnet (RM), has just over 2.5 ha of vineyards in Val-de-Vière and Lisse-en-Champagne with mostly Chardonnay and 0.27 ha Pinot Noir. Their first vineyards were planted in 1993. The range includes a vintage Champagne. The labels indicate that the Champagnes are produced by Lhoste-Munier in Bassuet.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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Champagne village profile: Vavray-le-Petit in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 18.0 hectares (44.5 acres), of which 99.4% Chardonnay and 0.6% others.
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 and east: Val-de-Vière
Southwest: Vavray-le-Grand
Westnorthwest: Bassuet
Northnorthwest: Bassu
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

Vavray-le-Petit is located in the northeastern part of the Vitryat area.

The Vavray-le-Petit commune has a surface of 539 hectares and has 66 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Vavryons and Vavryonnes, the same as for Vavray-le-Grand.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Vavray-le-Petit are locate in the northern part of the commune, and are consist mostly of mild south-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Val-de-Vière. Chardonnay dominates greatly in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Vavray-le-Petit commune is 18.0 hectares (44.5 acres). There are 17.9 ha Chardonnay (99.4%) and 0.1 ha others (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 7 hectares. There are 35 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producers which has their seat in Vavray-le-Petit.

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Champagne village profile: Vavray-le-Grand in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 45.2 hectares (111.7 acres), of which 98.9% Chardonnay and 1.1% 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: Vavray-le-Petit
Southwest: Changy
West: Bassuet
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

Vavray-le-Grand  is located about 12 km to the northeast of Vitry-le-François, which is the central town of the area.

The Vavray-le-Grand commune has a surface of 700 hectares and has 176 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Vavryons and Vavryonnes, the same as for Vavray-le-Petit.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Vavray-le-Grand is located partly in the western part of the commune, and partly to the southwest of the village. They mostly consist of mild southeast-facing slopes, and are continuous with those in Bassuet. Chardonnay dominates greatly in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Vavray-le-Grand commune is 45.2 hectares (111.7 acres). There are 44.7 ha Chardonnay (98.9%) and 0.5 ha Pinot Noir (1.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 25 hectares. There are 66 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producers which has their seat in Vavray-le-Grand.

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Champagne village profile: Lisse-en-Champagne in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 31.4 hectares (77.6 acres), of which 99.4% Chardonnay and 0.6% 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: Bassu
Southeast: Bassuet
Southwest: Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne
West and north: Saint-Amand-sur-Fion
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

View of Lisse-en-Champagne from the southeast with vineyards visible in the background, to the right and the left. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2016).

The village

Lisse-en-Champagne is located about 11 km to the north of Vitry-le-François, which is the central town of the area.

The Lisse-en-Champagne commune has a surface of 829 hectares and has 124 inhabitants (as of 2014).

The church in Lisse-en-Champagne, with the town hall (mairie) to the right. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2016).

Vineyards

Vingårdarna i Lisse-en-Champagne ligger norr och väster om byn, och utgörs av milda sydostsluttningar. Vingårdarna i väster hänger ihop med dem i Saint-Amand-sur-Fion. Chardonnay dominerar stort i vingårdarna.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Amand-sur-Fion commune is 31.4 hectares (77.6 acres). There are 31.2 ha Chardonnay (99.4%) and 0.2 ha Pinot Noir (0.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 13 hectares. There are 47 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.

  • Oury
  • Oury-Arnould (RM), with the company name De la Lisse.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Street in Lisse-en-Champagne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2016).

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Champagne village profile: Saint-Amand-sur-Fion in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 12.3 hectares (30.4 acres), of which 100% Chardonnay.
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

East: Lisse-en-Champagne
Southeast and south: Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne
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

Saint-Amand-sur-Fion is located about 9 km to the north of Vitry-le-François, which is the central town of the area. Saint-Amand-sur-Fion is more populous than most other Champagne villages of the area.

The Saint-Amand-sur-Fion commune has a surface of 2840 hectares and has 1060 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Godins and Godines.

The town hall (mairie) of Saint-Amand-sur-Fion. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ketounette, 2017).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saint-Amand-sur-Fion are located in two blocks to the east of the village, and is composed of mild southwest- to south-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Lisse-en-Champagne. Chardonnay is the only grape variety in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Amand-sur-Fion commune is 12.3 hectares (30.4 acres). There are 12.3 ha Chardonnay (100%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 7 hectares. There are 24 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

History

Viticulture in Saint-Amand-sur-Fion and the rest of the Vitryat area has a long history, and compared to the current situation today, it was much more extensive until the 19th century. Several sources from the years 1736-1778 give figures of 194-228.5 ha of vineyards in Saint-Amand-sur-Fion, with some decline around 1770 due to a vine disease. The land register 1790-1791 showed that Saint-Amand-sur-Fion was one of four communes in the Vitryat with more than 200 ha of vineyards. Later, the vineyard surface in the area reduced slowly, followed by a faster decline following the Phylloxera epidemic.

In 1927, there was still 62 ha of vineyards, but Saint-Amand-sur-Fion fell out of the Champagne wine region due to the regulations that were created thereafter and in the mid-20th century. A review of the Vitryat area was initiated by the INAO in 1962, but it was only in 1989 when Saint-Amand-sur-Fion was (re)admitted into the appellation, then as one of 13 communes in the Vitryat. Initially, 3 ha on the Côte Adam was approved, and later another 9 ha of vineyards were approved, corresponding to the 12.3 ha there were cultivated in 2013.

New plantations were initiated between 1969 and 1973, and continued in 1989-1990, following the formal decision.

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 church in Saint-Amand-sur-Fion, Église Saint-Amand. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GO69, 2013).

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Champagne village profile: Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 31.7 hectares (78.3 acres), of which 97.2% Chardonnay and 2.8% Pinot Noir.
Classification: Autre cru (85%)

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: Lisse-en-Champagne
East: Bassuet
Southwest: Couvrot
Northwest and north: Saint-Amand-sur-Fion
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

Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne is located about 9 km to the northnortheast of Vitry-le-François, which is the central town of the area.

The Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne commune has a surface of 856 hectares and has 264 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Escarnots and Escarnotes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne are located in two blocks to the east of the village, and is composed of mild south- and southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Bassuet. Chardonnay dominates greatly in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne commune is 31.7 hectares (78.3 acres). There are 30.8 ha Chardonnay (97.2%) and 0.9 ha Pinot Noir (2.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 25 hectares. There are 41 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.

  • Yann Henry (RC, Facebook page), has vineyards in Saint Lumier-en-Champagne, Merlaut, and Vavray-le-Grand with 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

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