Champagne village profile: Méry-Prémecy, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Diagram Méry-Prémecy 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 27.0 hectares (66.7 acres), of which 64% Pinot Meunier, 28% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (82%)

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: Germigny
Northnortheast: Janvry
Northeast: Gueux
Eastnortheast: Vrigny (premier cru)
East: Coulommes-la-Montagne (premier cru)
Southeast: 
Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet
South: Aubilly
West: Bouleuse

The town hall (mairie) and the church of Méry-Prémecy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

The village

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

The Méry-Prémecy commune covers 511 hectares and has 57 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Méry-Prémecy, with vineyards in the background. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Méry-Prémecy are located around the village, primarily to the north, and consist of mild south-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Méry-Prémecy commune is 27.0 hectares (66.7 acres). There are 17.4 ha Pinot Meunier (64.3%), 7.4 ha Pinot Noir (27.6%), and 2.2 ha Chardonnay (8.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 27 ha. There are 4 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.

  • Charton-Guillaume (RC), which has 6 ha of vineyards in Mery-Prémecy and Vrigny, of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir. The vintage Champagne is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier. Cuvée Berger Allemand is a non-vintage Champagne with a picture of German Shepherd Dog on the label.
  • Guyot-Guillaume (RC), the vineyards of which is composed of 84% Pinot Meunier, 12% Pinot Noir, and 4% Chardonnay. Cuvée N°6 is composed of 2/3 Chardonnay and 1/3 oak barrel vinified Pinot Meunier.

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2016, last update 2016-04-16

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