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

Diagram Troissy 201506Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche
Vineyards and grape varieties: 348.6 hectares (861.4 acres), of which 85% Pinot Meunier, 9% Pinot Noir, and 6.5% Chardonnay.
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

On the right bank of Marne
Northnortheast: Vandières (part of the Marne Rive Droite)
Northwest: Verneuil (part of the Marne Rive Droite)

On the left bank of Marne
East: Mareuil-le-Port
Southsoutheast: Nesle-le-Repons
Southsouthwest: Igny-Comblizy
West: Dormans

The church in Troissy, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GO69, 2011).

The village

Troissy is located on the south bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. Also the Bouquigny village, located to the west of the Troissy village, is part of the commune, and its name is sometimes seen written as Bouquigny-Troissy or Troissy-Bouquigny.

The Troissy commune covers 1546 hectares and has 863 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Troissyats and Troissyates.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Troissy mostly consist of mild north-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Mareuil-le-Port commune is 348.6 hectares (861.4 acres). There are 295.8 ha Pinot Meunier (84.8%), 30.2 ha Pinot Noir (8.7%), and 22.6 ha Chardonnay (6.5%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 303 ha. There are 104 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

  • La Croix Joly, a vineyard site just southeast of the Troissy village with a mild northwestern slope. From this vineyard, Dehours et Fils in Mareuil-le-Port produces a vineyard-designated Champagne from old vine Pinot Meunier, as well as a red Coteaux Champenois (a still wine) from Pinot Meunier.

A vineyard in Troissy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Fab5669, 2013).

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.

  • Bidaux-Demarque
  • Jean-Marie Boland (RC)
  • Bracquemart & Fils (RC)
  • Chardonnier Yannick (RC)
  • Didier Charpentier (RM)
  • Yvan Charpentier (RM)
  • Régis Forest (RC)
  • Jean-Christophe Gratiaux (RC), an address in Mareuil-le-Port can also be found.
  • Eric Jacquesson (RC)
  • Gilbert Jacquesson (RM), member of Vignerons Indépendants. The range includes two vintage Champagnes: the regular one composed of Pinot Meunier, and a blanc de blancs. The top wine Cuvée Préstige is an oak barrel-vinified blend of the three grape varieties.
  • Paul Jobert (RC)
  • Joly-Champagne (RM), a member of Vignerons Indépendants who left cooperative membership in 1998. Has 12 ha of vineyards in five villages on both banks of the Vallée de la Marne.
  • Xavier Leconte (RM), member of Vignerons Indépendants with 10 ha of vineyards in Troissy, Dormans, Mareuil-le-Port, Vandières, and Aÿ. Le Charme d’Anaïs is a partially oaked vintage blanc de blancs. The range also includes two vineyard-designated vintage Champagnes: La Croisette from 100% Pinot Meunier, and Le Clos de Poiloux from 100% Pinot Noir.
  • Leconte-Agnus (RM), also written without a hyphen, member of Vignerons Indépendants. Has vineyards with 80% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, and a small proportion of Chardonnay. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2011 vintage).
  • Jean-Louis Lourdeaux (RC)
  • Masse-Liébart & Fils
  • Didier Mathelin (RM). Not to be confused with Mathelin in Mareuil-le-Port.
  • Hervé Mathelin (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Meunier. Not to be confused with Mathelin inMareuil-le-Port.
  • A. Moreaux & Fils
  • Charles Orban (RM), with an annual production of 200 000 bottles.
  • Yoann Orban
  • Christian Pannier (RC)
  • Bernard Pottin (RC)
  • Joël Raymond (RC)
  • Raymond Vieillard (RC)

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.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2016, last update 2016-04-03

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