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

Diagram Chaumuzy 201503Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 83.2 hectares (205.6 acres), of which 93% Pinot Meunier, 4% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (83%)

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 Chaumuzy, 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

North: Bligny
Northnortheast: Bouilly
Northeast: Courmas
East: Marfaux
Southeast: Pourcy
South: Fleury-la-Rivière (part of Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
Southsouthwest: Belval-sous-Châtillon (part of Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
Southwest: La Neuville-aux-Larris (part of Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
Westsouthwest: Champlat-et-Boujacourt (part of Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
Northwest: Chambrecy

The village

Chaumuzy 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 Chaumuzy commune covers 1 994 hectares and has 399 inhabitants (as of 2013) called Chaumuziens and Chaumuziennes.

Chaumuzy is commune with a larger surface and a more oblong shape than most of its neighbouring communes, since it includes a forest area in its southern part. Its shape means that Chaumuzy borders to an unusually large number of other communes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Chaumuzy are located to the west of the actual village and consist of mild east- to northeast-facing slopes down towards the Vallée de l’Ardre. Pinot Meunier dominates.

The current vineyard surface in the Chaumuzy commune is 83.2 hectares (205.6 acres). There are 77.1 ha Pinot Meunier (92.7%), 3.1 ha Chardonnay (3.7%), and 3.0 ha Pinot Noir (3.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 82 ha. There are 65 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

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.

  • Serge Alvès (RC)
  • Francis Biniaux (RC)
  • Serge Boutillat (RC), with the company name Boutillat-Dautreville.
  • Christian Herbelet (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Christophe Herbelet (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Jaloux-Pistat (RC)
  • Jean Paulauqui (RC)
  • Salmon (RM), member of Vignerons Indépendants and a Special Club producer. Has 10 ha of vineyards with 80% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir, and an annual production of 100 000 bottles. The vintage Champagne is composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. The range also includes a non-vintage cuvée called A.S., composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, that is oak barrel-vinified and is sold after additional aging. Their Special Club is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Meunier. The numbers refer to the 2009 vintage, which was their first Special Club. Below a video presenting Salmon, in (clear) French without subtitles, but with a lot of nice views of vineyards and other parts of their production:

Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2016, last update 2015-05-07

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