Avize

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Avize
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Coat of arms of Avize
Coat of arms
Avize is located in France
Avize
Avize
Coordinates: 48°58′20″N 4°00′37″E / 48.9722°N 4.0103°E / 48.9722; 4.0103Coordinates: 48°58′20″N 4°00′37″E / 48.9722°N 4.0103°E / 48.9722; 4.0103
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Épernay
Canton Avize
Intercommunality Épernay-Pays de Champagne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Tessier
Area
 • Land1 7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,709
 • Population2 density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51029 / 51190

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Avize is a commune in the Marne department in northeastern France.

Champagne[edit]

The village's vineyards are located in the Côte des Blancs subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification.

Located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, Avize is a village wine with many Champagne houses. About 1800 villagers, 400 winegrowers who harvest every year, 3350 tons of famous grape. Its fermentation within the 12 km of the city cellars gave birth to the most prestigious wines of Champagne: Blanc de blancs. A treasure with flavors of orange and grapefruit that attracted the most beautiful houses in Avize: Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Roederer. Major champagne houses were founded in Avize as De Cazanove (1811), Koch (1820), or Bricout (1966).

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