Champagne village profile: Romigny on the right bank of the Marne valley

Diagram Romigny 201505Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite
Vineyards and grape varieties: 7.9 hectares (19.5 acres), of which 78% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay.
Classification: ”Autre cru” (82%)

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

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. 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 (77.5%), 1.1 ha Pinot Noir (14.4%), and 0.6 ha Chardonnay (8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 8 ha. There are 3 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producers in Romigny.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-06-24

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