Champagne village profile: Bouilly, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Diagram Bouilly 201503Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 51.1 hectares (126.3 acres), of which 73.4% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, and 11.5% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (87%)

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 in yellow and the autre cru villages 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: Saint-Euphrase-et-Clairizet
Northeast: Pargny-lès-Reims (premier cru)
Eastnortheast: Jouy-lès-Reims (premier cru)
East: Ville-Dommange (premier cru)
Southeast: Courmas
Southwest: Chaumuzy
West: Bligny

Bouilly seen from the British military cemetery in the village. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

The village

The town hall (mairie) in Bouilly. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

Bouilly is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, close to the small stream Noron that empties into the Ardre river just downstream of the village of Poilly.

The Bouilly commune covers 564 hectares and has 182 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Beullisiens and Beullisiennes.

In the village, there is a British military cemetery, Bouilly Cross Roads Military Cemetery, where soldiers from World War I are buried.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Bouilly consist of mild slopes dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Bouilly commune is 51.1 hectares (126.3 acres). There are 37.5 ha Pinot Meunier (73.4%), 7.7 ha Pinot Noir (15.0%), and 5.9 ha Chardonnay (11.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 49 ha. There are 12 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.

  • Dautreville-Cavel (RC)
  • Mériguet-Leclabart (RC)
  • T des Thibault, has their vineyards of 4 ha in Verneuil and Passy-Grigny, which both are located in the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite.
  • G.P. Wafflart & Fils (RM), member of Vignerons Indépendants with about 6 ha of vineyards in Bouilly, Jouy-lès-Reims, Courmas, Ville-Dommange, Sacy, and Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet with 49% Pinot Noir, 29% Pinot Meunier, and 22% Chardonnay. The range includes a vintage Champagne which is a blanc de blancs.

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

The church in Bouilly. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2016, last update 2016-04-18

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