Champagne village profile: Pourcy, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Diagram Pourcy 201503Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 20.6 hectares (50.9 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 21% Pinot Noir, and 2% 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, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The premier cru villages are shown in yellow and the autre cru villages, including Pourcy, are in orange. The La Petite Montagne de Reims part is shown within red borders and the Vallée de la Vesle part within green borders.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.

Neighbouring villages

Northwest: Marfaux
Northeast: Écueil (premier cru)
Eastnortheast: Chamery (premier cru) – via a strip of land in Écueil
Southsoutheast: Nantueil-la-Forêt
Southwest (as well as northwest beyond Marfaux): Chaumuzy

The Pourcy village. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Funny89130, 2012).

The village

Pourcy is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, along the upper part of the Ardre river, which here is just a small stream.

The Pourcy commune covers 835 hectares and has 152 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Pourciens and Pourciennes.

In Pourcy we find La Maison du Parc, a building with an exhibition about the Montagne de Reims nature park, which is a natural park area covering all of the hill.

The vineyards in Pourcy are visibile just beyond the houses of the village. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Funny89130, 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Pourcy are located in a block in the northern part of the communen, and consist of mild south- and southwest-facing slopes down towards the Vallée de l’Ardre. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Pourcy commune is 20.6 hectares (50.9 acres). There are 16.0 ha Pinot Meunier (77.4%), 4.3 ha Pinot Noir (21%), and 0.3 ha Chardonnay (1.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 20 ha. There are 11 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

  • Les Clos, a mildly south-facing site northeast of the village, close to the border to a forest area.

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.

  • Macquart H (website not active in May 2016)
  • Macquart-Mouton, has a Facebook page. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • M. Macquart-Tenet (RC)

Links

The town hall (mairie) of Pourcy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Funny89130, 2012).

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2016, last update 2016-06-27

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