Champagne village profile: Trigny in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Diagram Trigny 201509Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry
Vineyards and grape varieties: 188.8 hectares (466.5 acres), of which 50% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Meunier, and 15% 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 Massif de Saint-Thierry shown.

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

Neighbouring villages

Northnortheast: Hermonville
East: Chenay
Southeast: Châlons-sur-Vesle
West: Prouilly
Westnorthwest: Pévy
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The village

The town hall (mairie) of Trigny. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2011).

Trigny is located in the northwestern part of the Champagne region, just northwest of Reims. The commune stretch all the way to the Vesle river.

The Trigny commune covers 1221 hectares and has 529 inhabitants (as of 2012) referred to as Trignassiens and Trignassiennes, as well as Trignaçiens and Trignaçiennes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Trigny are located in different directions around the village, in particular west and nortnortheast, and consist of mild slopes of varying direction. The vineyards contain mixed grape varieties with Pinot Meunier as the most common.

The current vineyard surface in the Trigny commune is 188.8 hectares (466.5 acres). There are 94.8 ha Pinot Meunier (50.2%), 65.7 ha Pinot Noir (34.8%), and 28.3 ha Chardonnay (15.0%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 181 ha. There are 87 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites

Single vineyard sites in Trigny include among others:

  • Les Clos, a south-facing site located southwest of the village.

Fountain in central Trigny. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2011).

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.

  • R. Blin & Fils (RM), member of Vignerons Indépendants and Les Mains du Terroir de Champagne. Has 12 ha of vineyards – all in Trigny – consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Chardonnay. The annual production is about 90 000 bottles. The Champagnes are of good quality, the vintage Champagne consists only of Pinot Noir, and the top cuvée L’Onirique is composed of 90% Pinot and 10% Chardonnay. Some Champagnes are sold under the name:
    • Maxim Blin (RM), after the Blin currently (2015) running the domaine.
  • Blin-Joannesse
  • Guy Blin-Laurent (RC), the vintage Champagne consists of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.
  • Bernard Demoget
  • Didier Demoget
  • A. Forest et Fils (RC), the vintage Champagne consists of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier (numbers for the 2010 vintage).
  • Marcel Forest & Fils (RC), also Claude Forest Fils on the bottles. The vintage Champagne consists of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.
  • Forest-Marié (RM)
  • J. L. Goulard-Gérard (RM; blogg), also Jean-Luc Goulard.
  • Michel Guillemart et Fils (RC?)
  • Guillemart-Ciecko
  • Guillemart-Forillière
  • Labasse
  • J.C. Rogé (RC; Facebook page)

Comment: It is not certain that the list is 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.

  • Coopérative Vinicole de Trigny-Prouilly, also written Sociéte Vinicole Trigny-Prouilly on their building, is a cooperative in Trigny with 145 members.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2016, last update 2016-07-31

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