Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 34.9 hectares (86.2 acres), of which 60% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 7% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (86%)
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, where Vandeuil is located, within green borders.
Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.
North: Montigny-sur-Vesle (part of the Massif de Saint-Thierry area)
Comment: the remaining link will be added when that profile has been uploaded.
Vandeuil is located on top of the northwestern part of the Montagne de Reims hill, at a small stream that empties into the Vesle river via Jonchery-sur-Vesle, the neighbouring village. In the north, the commune stretches all the way to the Vesle.
The Vandeuil commune covers 535 hectares and has 212 inhabitants (as of 2012), referred to as Vandoliens and Vandoliennes.
The vineyards of Vandeuil are gathered in one block to the west and north of the village, and consist of east- to south-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety.
The current vineyard surface in the Vandeuil commune is 34.9 hectares (86.2 acres). There are 21.1 ha Pinot Meunier (60.4%), 11.4 ha Pinot Noir (32.8%) and 2.4 ha Chardonnay (6.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 34 ha. There are 17 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
Single vineyard sites
Single vineyard sites in Vandeuil include the following, among others:
- Les Clos, a site immediately to the west of the village with different direction of the slopes, including east- and south-facing slopes.
- Le Clos Bernard, a south-facing mild slope immediately to the north of the village.
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.
- Bruno Cajdler (RC)
- Yves Morel (RM), also called Morel for short.
- Serge Griffon (RC)
Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.
When bottles are sold directly by a cooperative the producer status is given as CM = coopérative de manipulation, as opposed to RC when sold by a cooperative member under their own name.
- Société Coopérative Vinicole is a cooperative with 40 members that have a total of 45.66 ha. It is one of the 82 cooperatives that are member of the major cooperative Centre Vinicole Champagne-Nicolas Feuillatte (CVC-NF), with its main facilities in Chouilly.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- (The Vandeuil commune doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s new village profile of Vandeuil.
- UMC’s old village profile of Vandeuil. (dead link)
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2016, last update 2016-08-27