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

Diagram Courville 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 37.6 hectares (92.9 acres), of which 62% Pinot Meunier, 29% Pinot Noir, and 9% 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. The dashed red line is the departemental border between Marne (where Courville is located) and Aisne.


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: Unchair
Southeast
: Crugny
South: Arcis-le-Ponsart
Northwest: Saint-Gilles
Comment: Courville is located in the outskirts of the Champagne appellation, so some of the neighbouring villages visible on the map are not included in the list above, since they are not Champagne villages and therefore will not be profiled.

Courville and surroundings. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Anatole Boissier, 2012).

The village

TheArdre river at Courville. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

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

The Courville commune covers 1 194 hectares and has 468 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Courvillois and Courvilloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards of Courville consists of mild south-facing slopes that are mostly located north to east of the village, on the right bank of the Ardre, with some to the west of the village, on the left bank of Ardre. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Courville commune is 37.6 hectares (92.9 acres). There are 23.4 ha Pinot Meunier (62.3%), 10.8 ha Pinot Noir (28.8%), and 3.4 ha Chardonnay (9.0%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 29 ha. There are 9 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

  • In the western part of the commune: Le Larri de Mont.
  • In the northern to eastern part of the commune: Le Larri de l’Aumone, Bungard Tingret, La Carrière Saint-Julien, La Montagne de Fismes.

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.

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

The church in Courville, Église Saint-Julien. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GO69, 2011).

Links

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

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