Champagne village profile: Morangis in the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay

Diagram Morangis 201507Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Côteaux Sud d’Épernay
Vineyards and grape varieties: 23.6 hectares (58.3 acres), of which 52% Chardonnay, 41% Pinot Meunier, and 7% Pinot Noir.

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 all the villages in the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay area highlighted. The premier cru village of the area, Pierry, is in yellow and the other villages, including Morangis, are shown in orange.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.

Neighbouring villages

North: Chavot-Courcourt
Northnortheast: Monthelon
Northeast: Mancy
South: Moslins
Northwest: Brugny-Vaudancourt
Comment: some of the neighbouring villages visibile to the south on the map are not included in the list above since they are located outside Champagne appellation, and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The town hall (mairie) in Morangis. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

The village

Morangis is located south of Épernay in a valley formed by the stream Le Mancy, as well as on land above the valley.

The Morangis commune covers 865 hectares and has 355 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Morangissois and Morangissoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Morangis are located in the eastern part of the commune, immediately to the northeast of the village itself, and consist of east- to southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Mancy and Moslins. Chardonnay is the most common grape variety, but the proportion of Pinot Meunier is only slightly less.

The current vineyard surface in the Morangis commune is 23.6 hectares (58.3 acres). There are 12.3 ha Chardonnay (52.1%), 9.6 ha Pinot Meunier (40.7%), 1.6 ha Pinot Noir (6.8%), and 0.1 ha other (0.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 23 ha. There are 21 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.

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. Smaller producers are placed under this heading when no information regarding producer status is available.

  • Isabelle Sauron (RM), has vineyards in Chavot-Courcourt, Saint-Martin-d’Ablois, and Vinay. There are also labels with RC, but those with RM seem to be the newer ones.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Cooperatives

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.

 

  • Coopérative Vinicole de Monthelon-Morangis is a cooperative in Monthelon founded in 1947, which also has Morangis in its name. The Champagnes are sold under the brand:
    • Mont-Hauban. The range includes a couple of blanc de blancs, including their non-vintage Cuvée brut Prestige and the vintage Champagne, Cuvée Millésime.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2016-03-26

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2 Responses to Champagne village profile: Morangis in the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay

  1. Reims.Media says:

    Nice Posts congrats

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