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

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite
Vineyards and grape varieties: 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres), of which 97.1% Pinot Meunier and 2.9% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (83%)

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.

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 166 inhabitants (as of 2014).

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 (97.1%) and 0.1 ha Chardonnay (2.9%). 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, Facebook page), has 8 ha of vineyards and an annual production of 500 000 bottles. Their first own bottles were produced in 1989 and launched in 1992. The range includes a vintage Champagne which is a blanc de blanc from Côte des Blancs.

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.
  • Thierry Grandin (RC), a member of the L’Entraide cooperative in La Neuville-aux-Larris. The range includes three vintage Champagnes: Éclat Blanc which is a 100% Chardonnay, Millésime composed of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier, and 25% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2008 vintage), and Éclat Noir composed of 60% Pinot Meunier and 40% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2012 vintage). The company name is Grandin Constant.

Comment: the list may not be complete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2017, last update 2017-08-19

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