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

Diagram Bouleuse 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 14.0 hectares (34.6 acres), of which 52% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, and 12% Pinot Noir.
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

Northeast: Germigny
East: Méry-Prémecy
Southeast: Aubilly
Southwest: Poilly
Northnorthwest: Treslon

The village

Bouleuse is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, close to the small stream Noron that empties into the Ardre just to the west of the village, in the the neighbouring commune of Poilly.

The Bouleuse commune covers 411 hectares and has 195 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Bouleusiens and Bouleusiennes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Bouleuse are primarily located on the northern side of the village, and consist of mild south-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Bouleuse commune is 14.0 hectares (34.6 acres). There are 7.3 ha Pinot Meunier (52.1%), 4.9 ha Chardonnay (35.0%), 1.7 ha Pinot Noir (12.1%), and 0.1 ha others (0.7%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 14 ha. There are 2 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Nicolas Feuillatte started his Champagne career in 1976 by buying the Domaine de Bouleuse, that consisted of 12 ha. In 1986, he joined the cooperative Centre Vinicole de Champagne (CVC), that since then has used his name on all of their Champagnes. Today, the Centre Vinicole-Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is located in Chouilly.

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.

  • Glod-Blin (RC)

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2015, last updated 2016-04-16

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