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

Diagram Pévy 201510Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Massif de Saint-Thierry
Vineyards and grape varieties: 92.6 hectares (228.8 acres), of which 56% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 14% Chardonnay, and 0.2% other grape varieties.
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

Eastnortheast: Hermonville
Eastsoutheast: Trigny
South: Prouilly
West: Montigny-sur-Vesle
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

View of Pévy with vineyards in the background. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

The village

Pévy is located in the northwestern part of the Champagne region, a short distance northwest of Reims.

The Pévy commune covers 740 hectares and has 211 inhabitants (as of 2016).

The town hall (mairie) of Pévy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Pévy are located around the village and are continuous with those in Prouilly. A large part of the vineyards consist of approximately south-facing slopes, from southwest to southeast. In similarity to its neighbour Prouilly, Pévy has a significant portion of vineyards in actual slopes that are close to south-facing, and therefore located on less flat ground than what is the case for many other vineyards in the Massif de Saint-Thierry and nearby areas of the Vesle et Ardre. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety in the commune.

The current vineyard surface in the Pévy commune is 92.6 hectares (228.8 acres). There are 51.4 ha Pinot Meunier (55.5%), 27.9 ha Pinot Noir (30.1%), 13.1 ha Chardonnay (14.1%), and 0.2 ha other grape varieties (0.2%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 80 ha. There are 37 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. ND = négociant-distributeur, which means that they at least partly sell Champagnes produced by someone else, but under their own name.

  • Jean-Pol Hautbois (ND, Facebook page), has 6 ha of vineyards with 55% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir, and 20% Chardonnay. Cuvée Achille is a vintage Champagne composed of 100% Chardonnay.

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.

Comment: The list is may be incomplete.

The church in Pévy, Église Notre-Dame. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Martpan, 2012).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2019, last update 2019-04-13

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