Champagne village profile: Romigny 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: 7.9 hectares (19.5 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay, and 1% others.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (82%)

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. The dashed red line in the left-hand part of the map is the departmental border between Marne (where Romigny is located) and Aisne.


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: Lhéry (part of the area Vesle et Ardre)
East: Ville-en-Tardenois (part of the area Vesle et Ardre)
Southeast: Jonquery
Southsouthwest: Olizy
Comment: Romigny is located in the outskirts of the Champagne appellation, so some of the neighbouring villages visible on the map are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

The village

Romigny is located on the right bank of the Marne river, but the village itself is more appropriately described as located on the Montagne de Reims hill. The UMC (which I follow with respect to the areas and sub-regions) does however count it to the area Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite rather than to the area Vesle et Ardre, probably because the location of the vineyards in the southern apex of the commune.

The Romigny commune covers 1135 hectares and has 200 inhabitants (as of 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Romigny are located in the southern apex of the commune, in a block that also includes the vineyards of Olizy and Jonquery. The Romigny vineyards are shaped like a strip between those in Olizy and those in Jonquery. They consist of mild south-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the dominant grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Romigny commune is 7.9 hectares (19.5 acres). There are 6.1 ha Pinot Meunier (77.2%), 1.1 ha Pinot Noir (13.9%), 0.6 ha Chardonnay (7.6%), and 0.1 ha others (1.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 8 ha. There are 28 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

The vineyard sites in Romigny are located in one single vineyard site:

  • Le Clos Sainte Corneille, a south-facing site that stretches into Jonquery, and that also is situated on the border to Olizy.

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.

  • Primault-Moigneau (RC)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2017, last update 2017-07-26

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