Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite
Vineyards and grape varieties: 78.4 hectares (193.7 acres), of which 89% Pinot Meunier, 7% Pinot Noir, and 4% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (84%)
Belval-sous-Châtillon is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means north of the river. The village is located at the top of a curved side valley formed by the stream Ru de Belval.
Other than Belval-sous-Châtillon itself, the commune also includes the hamlets Paradis (in the northeastern part) and La Poterne (in the southeastern part).
The Belval-sous-Châtillon commune covers 715 hectares and has 185 inhabitants (as of 2012) referred to as belvatiers and belvatières.
The vineyards in Belval-sous-Châtillon are located in two blocks: one in the northern part of the commune as part of a block that also stretches into La Neuville-aux-Larris and Cuchery, and another to the east of the central village. The block in the north are located at the hamlet Paradis. The vineyards consist of mild slopes of varying directions, including south-facing slopes in the northern part of the commune, with Pinot Meunier as the dominating grape variety.
The current vineyard surface in the Belval-sous-Châtillon commune is 78.4 hectares (193.7 acres). There are 69.8 ha Pinot Meunier (89%), 5.5 ha Pinot Noir (7%), and 3.1 ha Chardonnay (4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 78 ha. There are 25 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
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.
- Robert Faivre
- Follet-Ramillon (RM). Has a background in the former producers Charles Follet in Villedomange and Arène Ramillon in Belval-sous-Châtillon.
- Daniel Leslavergne (RC)
- Pascal Nolin (RC)
Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- (The Belval-sous-Châtillon commune doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s new village profile of Belval-sous-Châtillon.
- UMC’s old village profile of Belval-sous-Châtillon. (dead link)
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-10-18