Champagne village profile: Crugny in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Diagram Crugny 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 35.4 hectares (87.5 acres), of which 49% Pinot Meunier, 34% Chardonnay, and 16% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (86%)

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: Unchair
Northnortheast: Hourges
Southsoutheast
: Serzy-et-Prin
South: Brouillet
Southwest: Arcis-le-Ponsart
Westnorthwest: Courville

Centrala Crugny med kyrkan, Église Saint-Pierre. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto Vassil, 2008).

The village

Crugny is located on top of the northwestern part of the Montagne de Reims hill, along the Ardre river.

The Crugny commune covers 1 246 hectares and has 614 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Crugnatiens and Crugnatiennes.

Crugny with surroundings. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Vassil, 2008).

Vineyards

The vineyards of Crugny are located to the north of the village and consist of mild south-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety, but with an unusually high proportion of Chardonnay for the Vesle et Ardre area.

The current vineyard surface in the Crugny commune is 35.4 hectares (87.5 acres). There are 17.5 ha Pinot Meunier (49.4%), 12.2 ha Chardonnay (34.4%), and 5.7 ha Pinot Noir (16.2%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 32 ha. There are 12 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.

  • Demoulin Fleury (RC), has vineyards in Crugny, Courville, Brouillet, and Faverolles with 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, and 20% Chardonnay. The range includes a vintage blanc de blancs.
  • Pascal Fleury (RC)
  • Patrick Fournaise Doubois et Fils (RC), a grower with 6 ha of vineyards and an annual production of 40 000 bottles located in the old castle of Crugnys, La Charlette. The vineyards are located in Crugny, Lagery, Savigny-sur-Ardres and Vandeuil, and are made up of 79% Pinot Meunier, 16% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Noir.
  • Gobancé et fils

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2016-04-11

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