Champagne village profile: Igny-Comblizy on the left bank of the Marne valley

Diagram Igny-Comblizy 201506Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche
Vineyards and grape varieties: 16.8 hectares (41.5 acres), of which 86% Pinot Meunier, 9% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Noir.
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. The dashed red line in the left-hand part of the map is the departmental border between Marne (where Igny-Comblizy is located) and Aisne.

Neighbouring village

North: Troissy
Northnortheast: Nesle-le-Repons
Northeast and east: Festigny
Southsouthwest: La Ville-sous-Orbais
Southwest: Le Breuil
Westnorthwest: La Chapelle-Monthodon
Northnorthwest: Dormans
Comment: some of the villages visible to the southeast and south on the map are not included in the list above, since they are located outside the Champagne appellation, and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The village

One of 119 memorial markers showing the front line in World War I as of 18 July 1918, which are known as bornes Vauthier. This is stone number 52 at Comblizy.

Igny-Comblizy is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river, in a side valley formed by the stream Le Flagot and its tributaries.

Other than the village Igny(-Comblizy) itself, the villages Le Moncet and Comblizy are also part of the commune, and located in its northern part. The commune was created in this form in 1964, when Comblizy was merged into Igny-le-Jard.

In Igny-Comblizy, close to Le Moncet, there is a château that alternatively are called Château d’Igny en Champagne and Château Ru Jacquier, and is used as a hotel.

The Igny-Comblizy commune covers 4074 hectares and has 399 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Igny-Comblizy are mostly located in the northern part of the commune, close to Comblizy, on the right bank of the stream Le Flagot, and close to those in the neighbouring village, Nesle-le-Repons. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Igny-Comblizy commune is 16.8 hectares (41.5 acres). There are 14.4 ha Pinot Meunier (86.1%), 1.6 ha Chardonnay (9,3%), and 0.8 ha Pinot Noir (4.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 14 ha. There are 5 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

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.

  • Christophe Bertin (RC), the range of which includes a vintage Champagne.

Comment: the list may not be complete.

Links

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

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