Champagne village profile: Romery on the right bank of the Marne valley

Diagram Romery 201503Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite
Vineyards and grape varieties: 72.5 hectares (179.2 acres), of which 60% Pinot Meunier, 27% Chardonnay and 13% Pinot Noir
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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: Cormoyeux
Southeast: Hautvillers (premier cru, part of the area Grande Vallée de la Marne)
Southwest: Damery
West: Fleury-la-Rivière

Romery and surrounding vineyards. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Zubro, 2005).

The village

Romery is located on the right bank of the Marne river, but a bit removed from the river in a side valley formed by the small stream Le Brunet. The neighbouring villages Cormoyeux and Fleury-la-Rivière are located in the same side valley.

The Romery commune covers 207 hectares and has 173 inhabitants (as of 2012) referred to as romanions and romanionnes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Romery consist of mild west- to south-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Romery commune is 72.5 ha (179.2 acres). There are 43.3 ha Pinot Meunier (59.8%), 19.6 ha Chardonnay (27.1%) and 9.5 ha Pinot Noir (13.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 69 ha. There are 30 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes.

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.

  • Pierre Charpentier
  • Daverdon, complete name Sébastien Daverdon, usually written Daverdon Sébastien or Daverdon S., has vineyards in Romery and Hautvillers. Big oak barrels (foudres) are used for some cuvées and the top wine is called Cuvée René (70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir).
  • Vincent Gobert (RM)
  • José Marc
  • Pingret-Sangret
  • Frédéric Pommelet (RM?), also has a Facebook page.

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-03-28

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