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A general view of Avize and its vineyards
|Intercommunality||CA Épernay Coteaux Plaine Champagne|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Gilles Dulion|
|Area1||7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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.
Located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, Avize is a village wine with many Champagne houses. About 400 winegrowers harvest 3,350 tons of grapes annually. 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 Champagne Roederer. Major champagne houses were founded in Avize as De Cazanove (1811), Koch (1820), or Bricout (1966).