Champagne village profile: Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Diagram Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 37.0 hectares (91.4 acres), of which 86.5% Pinot Meunier, 8.9% Chardonnay, and 4.6% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (86%)


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

Northeast: Coulommes-la-Montagne (premier cru)
Eastnortheast: Pargny-lès-Reims (premier cru)
South: Bouilly
Southwest: Bligny
West: Aubilly
Northwest: Méry-Prémecy

The town hall (Mairie) of Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet. Picture linked form Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

The village

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

The Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet commune covers 491 hectares and has 228 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Noron, the stream that passes Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).


The vineyards in Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet are located just north of the village, and consist of mild south-facing slopes dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet commune is 37.0 hectares (91.4 acres). There are 32.0 ha Pinot Meunier (86.5%), 3.3 ha Chardonnay (8.9%), and 1.7 ha Pinot Noir (4.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 34 ha. There are 32 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

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.

  • Roger Chemin
  • Chemin-Marchal (RC) with the company name Gervais Chemin.
  • Vincent Fournier (RM, Facebook page)
  • Lallement-Massonnot (RC)
  • Yves Marly (RC)
  • Sylvie Moreau (RC), has 2.5 ha of vineyards and are under conversion in the organic direction.
  • Vallée-Sellier (RC, blog, Facebook), has 3 ha of vineyards spread over Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet (half), and Bouleuse, Chambrecy, Faverolles-et-Coëmy, and Damery.

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


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

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