Champagne village profile: Rosnay in the Monts de Reims

Diagram Rosnay 201503Key facts for Rosnay

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.1 hectares (37.3 acres), of which 95% Pinot Meunier and 5% Pinot Noir.
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

Eastsoutheast: Gueux
Southeast: Janvry
South: Germigny
Westsouthwest: Treslon
West: Savigny-sur-Ardres
Northwest: Courcelles-Sapicourt

View over Rosnay. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2012).

The village

Rosnay is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, between the A4 motorway (between Paris and Reims) and the Ardre river.

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

The Rosnay commune covers 554 hectares and has 321 inhabitants (as of 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Rosnay are located immediately to the east of the village and are continuous with those of Germigny. This consist of mild slopes that are completely 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 Rosnay, Janvry and Germigny.

The current vineyard surface in the Rosnay commune is 15.1 hectares (37.3 acres). There are 14.3 ha Pinot Meunier (94.7%) and 0.8 ha Pinot Noir (5.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 15 ha. There are 6 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.

  • Dubois-Forget (RM)

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 Rosnay in its name.

Links

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

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