Champagne village profile: Germigny in the Monts de Reims

Diagram Germigny 201503Key facts for Germigny

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 31.9 hectares (78.8 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 11% Pinot Noir and 9% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (85%)

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: Rosnay
East: Janvry
South: Méry-Prémecy
Southwest: Bouleuse
West: Treslon

The church of Germigny, Église Notre-Dame. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

The village

Germigny is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, between the A4 motorway (between Paris and Reims) and the Ardre river. Germigny and Janvry are located just a couple of hundred meters apart, but two villages are separate communes.

The area of Germigny, Janvry and Rosnay is sometimes called the Monts de Reims, not to be confused with the considerably larger area of Montagne de Reims.

The Germigny commune covers 239 hectares and has 185 inhabitants (as of 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Germigny are located around the village, in particular to the north and northeast, and are continuous with those in Janvry and Rosnay. They consist of mild east- to southeast-facing slopes that are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The vineyards can be counted to the Vallée de la Vesle part of the Vesle et Ardre area, but locally the term Les Monts de Reims is also used for the vineyards in Germigny, Janvry and Rosnay.

The current vineyard surface in the Germigny commune is 31.9 hectares (78.8 acres). There are 25.6 ha Pinot Meunier (80.2%), 3.4 ha Pinot Noir (10.7%) and 2.9 ha Chardonnay (9.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 32 ha. There are 44 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.

  • Bruno Armand
  • Daniel Boland-Groy (RC)
  • Martin Glod
  • Frédéric Martin (RC?)
  • Marié-Rasselet (RC)
  • Martin-Cattarin
  • Rasselet Mathieu

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

Cooperatives

  • Coopérative Vinicole de Germigny, Janvry, Rosnay is located in the neighbouring village Janvry, but also has Germigny in its name.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-09-13

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