Champagne village profile: Champlat-et-Boujacourt on the right bank of the Marne valley

Diagram Champlat-et-Boujacourt 201505Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite
Vineyards and grape varieties: 3,5 hectares (8.6 acres), of which 98.5% Pinot Meunier and 1.5% Chardonnay.
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, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.

Neighbouring villages

North: Chambrecy (part of Vesle et Ardre)
East: Chaumuzy
South: La Neuville-aux-Larris
Westsouthwest: Jonquery
Northwest: Ville-en-Tardenois (part of Vesle et Ardre)

The town hall (mairie) of Champlat-et-Boujacourt, that also houses the village school. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

The village

The Champlat-et-Boujacourt commune unsurprisingly consists of the two neigbouring villages Champlat and Boujacourt, located respectively southeast and northwest of the mid-point of the commune. Champlat-et-Boujacourt is located between the right bank of the Marne river and the Montagne de Reims hill, but the UMC (which I follow with respect to the areas and sub-regions) counts it to the area Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite rather than to the area Vesle et Ardre.

The Champlat-et-Boujacourt commune covers 636 hectares and has 160 inhabitants (as of 2012).

Vineyards

The current vineyard surface in the Champlat-et-Boujacourt commune is 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres). There are 3.4 ha Pinot Meunier (98.5%) and about 0.05 ha Chardonnay (1.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 4 ha after rounding-off. There are 12 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.

  • Didier Chopin (NM), has just under 8 ha of vineyards and an annual production of 300 000 bottles. Their first own bottles were produced in 1989 and launched in 1992.

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.

  • Thierry Grandin (RC), a member of the L’Entraide cooperative in La Neuville-aux-Larris.

Comment: the list may not be complete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015

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