Region and production area of the Champagne. The Côte des Bar extends in the southeastern part of Champagne, in the department of Aube. The region is crossed by various rivers. As a result, many valleys have formed. Here you will find a very varied hilly landscape. Geologically, the Côte des Bar is distinguished by its varied limestone and clay layers.
The Côte des Bar is an important growing area of Champagne. There are about 8,000 hectares of vineyards under cultivation. The region is divided into 63 communes. The predominant grape is Pinot Noir. Even though the Côte des Bar does not have any classified communes, neither Premier Cru, nor Grand Cru, it is still an important winegrowing region. LocationsThe quality of the grapes is, at least partly, extraordinarily good. In the last 20 or 30 years, there has been a development in the region towards more quality. A lot has been invested in modern technology. Production processes have been optimized. A new classification in the Champagne region is overdue.