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

Diagram Moslins 201507Key facts

Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Côteaux Sud d’Épernay
Vineyards and grape varieties: 14.7 hectares, of which 58% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier, and 9% 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

Northnortheast: Mancy
East: Grauves, premier cru (part of the Côte des Blancs)
Northwest: Morangis
Comment: some of the neighbouring villages visible to the south in 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

Moslins is located to the south of Épernay in a valley formed by the stream Le Mancy, as well as on land above the valley. The actual village Moslins is located at the stream Ruisseau des Buzons, which combines with Ruisseau d’Argensolle in the northeastern part of the Morangis commune to form Le Mancy.

The Moslins commune covers 1172 hectares and has 309 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Moslinois and Moslinoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Moslins are located in the northeastern part of the commune, north of the actual village, and consist of east- to southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Morangis. Chardonnay is the most common grape variety, with somewhat less Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Moslins commune is 14.7 hectares (36.3 acres). There are 8.5 ha Chardonnay (57.8%), 4.9 ha Pinot Meunier (33.4%), and 1.3 ha Pinot Noir (8.9%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are 18 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. Smaller producers are placed under this heading when no information regarding producer status is available.

  • Roger Benard (RC)
  • By Fernand (RM), has 6.5 ha of vineyards in ten villages: Avize, Oger, Grauves, Monthelon, Mancy, Chavot, Damery, Fleury-la-Rivière, Cormoyeux, and Passy-Grigny.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, senaste uppdatering 2016-03-26

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