Champagne village profile: Courcelles-Sapicourt in the Vallée de la Vesle

Diagram Courcelles-Sapicourt 201503Key facts for Courcelles-Sapicourt

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 14.3 hectares, of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (83%)

Map

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.

Neighbouring villages

North: Prouilly (part of the area Massif de Saint-Thierry)
Southeast: Rosnay
Westnorthwest: Branscourt
Northwest and to the west of the northern outskirts of the commune: Jonchery-sur-Vesle

The village

The town hall (mairie) of Courcelles-Sapicourt. The picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo P. Dahlem, 2014).

Courcelles-Sapicourt is located near the left bank (i.e., the south side) of the Vesle river, and is counted as part of the Vallée de la Vesle.

The Courcelles-Sapicourt commune covers 386 hectares and has 375 inhabitants (as of 2012), referred to as courcellois-sapicaviens and courcelloises-sapicaviennes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Courcelles-Sapicourt are located to the west of the village and consist of mild slopes that are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Courcelles-Sapicourt commune is 14.3 hectares (35.3 acres). There are 11.0 ha Pinot Meunier (76.8%), 2.2 ha Pinot Noir (15.3%) and 1.1 ha Chardonnay (7.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 14 ha. There are 13 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.

  • Jean de Fleuroy (RC)
  • Ronseaux-Cordelat (RC)

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-10-31

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