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Ay (alternative spelling: Aÿ) is a former commune in the Marne department in northeastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Aÿ-Champagne.
Ay, Marne Wikipedia
Ay is most famous as a centre of the production of Champagne. Ay's vineyards are located in the Vallée de la Marne subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification. Many prestigious Champagne houses own vineyards in the immediate vicinity, and several producers are located in Ay, including Ayala and Bollinger.
Ay is twinned with:Besigheim, Germany
Newton Abbot, England
Sinalunga, Italy - since 2004
Ay was the birthplace of:Lucien Berland (1888–1962), entomologist and arachnologist
René Lalique (1860–1945), glass designer
Stephen Rochefontaine (1755–1814), military engineer
Albert Lemaître, sporting motorist in 1890s and 1900s