Champagne village profile: Saint-Gilles in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Diagram Saint-Gilles 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 3.1 hectares (7.7 acres), of which 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier.
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 red-marked dashed border is the departmental border between Marne (which includes Saint-Gilles) 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 village

SoutheastCourville
Comment: Saint-Gilles 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.

The church of Saint-Gilles, Église Saint-Pierre. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Martpan, 2012).

The village

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

The Saint-Gilles commune covers 637 hectares and has 275 inhabitants (as of 2012), referred to as Saint-Gillois and Saint-Gilloises.

Vineyards

The vineyards of Saint-Gilles are located to the immediate southwest of the village, and consists of southeast-facing slopes with mixed Pinot varieties.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Gilles commune is 3.1 hectares (7.7 acres). There are 2 ha Pinot Noir (64.8%) and 1.1 ha Pinot Meunier (35.2%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 3 ha. There are 3 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producers that have their seat in Saint-Gilles.

Links

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

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