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

Diagram Chambrecy 201505Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyard and grape varieties: 62.0 hectares (153.2 acres), of which 95.1% Pinot Meunier, 4.6% Pinot Noir, and 0.3% Chardonnay.
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 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: Sarcy
Eastnortheast: Bligny
Southeast: Chaumuzy
South: Champlat-et-Boujacourt (part of the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
West: Ville-en-Tardenois

The town hall (mairie) of Chambrecy. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto G.Garitan, 2013).

The village

Chambrecy is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, along some small streams that empty into the Ardre river just downstream of Sarcy, the neighbouring village.

The Chambrecy covers 612 hectares and has 143 inhabitants (as of 2013).

In Chambrecy there is a British military cemetery where soldiers from World War I are buried. The three military cemeteries with Bligny in their name – one French, one Italian and one German – are in fact also located on land in the Chambrecy commune, between the villages Bligny and Chambrecy.

The British military cemetery in Chambrecy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

Vineyards

Vineyards in Chambrecy consist of mild slopes of varying exposure. Pinot Meunier dominates completely.

The current vineyard surface in the Chambrecy commune is 62.0 hectares (153.2 acres). There are 58.9 ha Pinot Meunier (95.1%), 2.9 ha Pinot Noir (4.6%), and 0.2 ha Chardonnay (0.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 61 ha. There are 7 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.

  • Lallement-Pelletier (RM, Facebook); the range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Lerouge Père & Fils

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

The church of Chambrecy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2015, last updated 2016-04-17

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