Champagne village profile: Châlons-sur-Vesle in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Diagram Châlons-sur-Vesle 201509Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry
Vineyards and grape varieties: 2.1 hectares (5.2 acres), all (100%) Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (84%)

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.

Neighbouring villages

North and northeast: Chenay
East: Merfy
West and northwest: Trigny
Comment: some of the neighbouring communes to the south (on the opposite bank of the Vesle) are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The church in Châlons-sur-Vesle. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2014).

The village

Châlons-sur-Vesle is located in the northwestern part of the Champagne region, just northwest of Reims, on the right bank of the Vesle river.

The Châlons-sur-Vesle commune covers 445 hectares and has 181 inhabitants (as of 2012), referred to as châlonnais and châlonnaises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Châlons-sur-Vesle are located to the northnortheast of the village, and are continuous with those in Chenay. Only Pinot Noir is cultivated on the limited vineyard surface in the commune. Only two villages in the Massif de Saint-Thierry (the other is Chenay, the neighbour of Châlons-sur-Vesle) has more than 50% Pinot Noir in their vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Châlons-sur-Vesle commune is 2.1 hectares (5.2 acres), with only Pinot Noir (100%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. There are no vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune, i.e., the owners are located in other communes.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers which are located in Châlons-sur-Vesle.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, senaste uppdatering 2015-10-24

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