Champagne village profile: Savigny-sur-Ardres in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Diagram Savigny-sur-Ardres 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 92.9 hectares (229.6 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay.
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

Northnortheast: Vandeuil
Northeast: Branscourt
Eastnortheast: Courcelles-Sapicourt
East: Rosnay
Eastsoutheast: Treslon
Southsoutheast: Faverolles-et-Coëmy
Southwest to northwest: Serzy-et-Prin

The town hall (mairie) in Savigny-sur-Ardres. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto Gérald Garitan, 2010).

The village

The Ardre river at Savigny-sur-Ardres. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2012).

Savigny-sur-Ardres is located on top of the northwestern part of the Montagne de Reims hill, along the Ardre river that forms the Vallée de l’Ardre.

The Savigny-sur-Ardres commune covers 895 hectares and has 262 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Saviniens and Saviniennes.


The vineyards of Savigny-sur-Ardres consist of mild south- to east-facing slopes that are dominated by Pinot Meunier. The vineyards are located northwest and northeast of the village itself. To the northwest, there is a strip of vineyards that stretches to Serzy-et-Prin, and to the northeast, there are vineyards that are located above the stream Ruisseu de la Vallée.

The current vineyard surface in the Savigny-sur-Ardres commune is 92.9 hectares (229.6 acres). There are 74.4 ha Pinot Meunier (80.1%), 14.0 ha Pinot Noir (15.1%), and 4.5 ha Chardonnay (4.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 88 ha. There are 28 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne houses that control vineyards in Savigny-sur-Ardres include Cattier.

A landscape in Savigny-sur-Ardres with vineyards in the background. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Vassil, 2008).

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.

  • Jean-François Brunel (RC), the vineyards of which are located in the premier cru village of Jouy-lès-Reims (and is a member of the cooperative there), but which has an address in Savigny-sur-Ardres. Has 2 ha of vineyards with 50% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, and an annual production of 10 000 bottles. The range includes two vintage Champagnes: Vieilles Vignes Millésime which is composed of 1/3 each of the three grape varieties and a Blanc de Blancs which is oaked and is bottled Extra Brut.
  • Charles Degodet (RC), has 2.3 ha of vineyards and is located in a building that used to be a Trappist monastery. (The company name is Grange de l’abbaye.) The range includes three vintage Champagnes: Grande Réserve which is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, a Blanc de Blancs, and Millésime Royal which consists of 100% Pinot Noir from old vines. The first two are partially oaked and Millésime Royal fully oaked.
  • J. Gobancé (RM), also Joël Gobancé, has 10 ha of vineyards distributed over five communes the areas Vallée de la Marne, Vallée de l’Ardre, and Château Thierry. The top cuvée is called Anne-Elisabeth and is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Meunier.
  • O. Montmayeur (RC), also Olivier Montmayeur.

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

The church of Savigny-sur-Ardres. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérald Garitan, 2010).


© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2016, last update 2016-08-27

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