Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite
Vineyards and grape varieties: 6.9 hectares (17.1 acres), of which 96% Pinot Meunier, 2% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%)
La Neuville-aux-Larris is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means north of the river. The village is located far up in a curved side valley formed by the stream Ru de Belval.
The La Neuville-aux-Larris commune covers 164 hectares and has a oblong shape in the east-west direction. The commune has 160 inhabitants (as of 2012) referred to as neuvillats and neuvillates.
The vineyards in La Neuville-aux-Larris are located to the south of the village, and are situated in a block in a slope where the main part is in the Cuchery commune. A small part of the upper slope that is located in La Neuville-aux-Larris, and these vineyards consist of south- to southwest-facing dominated by Pinot Meunier.
The current vineyard surface in the La Neuville-aux-Larris commune is 6.9 hectares (17.1 acres). There are 6.6 ha Pinot Meunier (96.2%), 0.1 ha Pinot Noir (2%), and 0.1 ha Chardonnay (1.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 7 ha. There are 49 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.
- René Anceau (RM)
- Hélène Bertaux-Boulard which has a background in the split of Raymond Boulard, see below. (Unclear if their own bottles are sold by the producer, or if the grapes are sold on.)
- Billy-Briffoteau (RC)
- Dominique Boulard & Filles, has vineyards in Cuchery, Paradis (?), and Belval-sous-Châtillon. Has a background in the split of Raymond Boulard, see below.
- Claisse et Fils
- Jacques Devillers & Fils (RM)
- Christian Girard & Fils (RM)
- Lionel Girard & Fils (RC)
- Lasseaux & Fils
- Patis-Paille (RM)
- Roussery-Claisse (RC)
- Ruelle-Mimin (RC)
- Christophe Savoye (RM, there are also bottles saying RC that likely are older), has 5.5 ha of vineyards and an annual production of 30 000 bottles.
- Gérard Savoye
- Janick Savoye
Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.
- Raymond Boulard (NM) was a well regarded producer that 2010 was split into three following a change of generation: Hélène Bertaux-Boulard and Dominique Boulard & Filles, both in La Neuville-aux-Larris and mentioned above, and Francis Boulard & Fille in Cauroy-lès-Hermonville (in the Massif de Saint-Thierry are). Raymond Boulard had 10.25 ha of vineyards in 8 villages, of which 4.45 ha in the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite (75% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay), 1 ha in the Aisne department, further to the west in the Vallée de la Marne (75% PM and 25% PN), 1.65 ha in the grand cru village Mailly-Champagne in the Grande Montagne de Reims (85% PN and 15% Ch), and 3 ha in the Vallée de la Vesle and Massif de Saint-Thierry (60% Ch, 20% PN, and 20% PM). From 2004 some of the vineyards had organic certification, and of the three new producers it is Francis Boulard who have continued in that style.
- Coopérative Vinicole l’Entraide is a cooperative La Neuville-aux-Larris. No information about number of members and so on.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- (The La Neuville-aux-Larris commune doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s village profile of La Neuville-aux-Larris.
- The Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-06-14