Champagne village profile: Leuvrigny on the left bank of the Marne valley

Diagram Leuvrigny 201505Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche
Vineyards and grape varieties: 136.8 hectares (338.0 acres), of which 87% Pinot Meunier, 9% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (84%)

Maps

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, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if there is one.

Neighbouring villages

North and northwest: Mareuil-le-Port
Northeast: Œuilly
South and southwest: Festigny

The village

Leuvrigny is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river, in a side valley formed by the stream Le Flagot.

Other than Leuvrigny itself, the villages Le Clos Davaux and Le Chêne-la-Reine are also situated in the commune.

The Leuvrigny commune covers 800 hectares and has 339 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Leuvrigny consist mostly of mild southwest-facing slopes, due to the location on the right bank of the stream Le Flagot. The slope behind Leuvrigny is slightly curved which means that its shape is somewhat amphitheater-like. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Meunier, and the village enjoys a good reputation for this variety (see the text on the cooperative below).

The current vineyard surface in the Leuvrigny commune is 136.8 hectares (338.0 acres). There are 118.3 ha Pinot Meunier (86.5%), 12.2 ha Chardonnay (8.9%), and 6.3 ha Pinot Noir (4.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 123 ha. There are 51 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.

  • Brateau-Moreaux (RM), member of Vignerons Indépendants.
  • Gilbert Cez & Fils (RM), has 8 ha of vineyards in the Vallée de la Marne.
  • Chatelain-Cornet (RM)
  • Cornet-Marie (RC), has 4 ha of vineyards in Leuvrigny, Troissy, and Mareuil-le-Port.
  • Laberthe-Bonnand (RC)
  • Lasnier-Huys (RC)
  • Nathalie Lasnier (RM)
  • Magnin et Fils (RM), has vineyards in Leuvrigny and Moussy. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Sébastien Maillet
  • Jeannine Miss
  • Francis Orban (RM), has vineyards with mostly Pinot Meunier. The vintage Champagne consits of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2008 vintage). L’Orbane is oak barrel-treated and composed of 100% Pinot Meunier.
  • Fabrice Robert (RC)
  • Alain Rodier (RM)
  • Philippe Vignot (RM), whose vintage Champagne is composed of 70% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Noir.

Comment: the list may not be complete.

Cooperative

When bottles are sold directly by a cooperative the producer status is given as CM = coopérative de manipulation, as opposed to RC when sold by a cooperative member under their own name.

  • Coopérative Vinicole de Misy is a cooperative in Leuvrigny. The cooperative has a reputation to produce very good Pinot Meunier, and several of the major houses are frequent buyers of Pinot Meunier bas wines from here. They sell their own Champagnes under the brand:
    • Le Chevalier de Saint-Clair

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2016-03-31

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