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

Diagram Pévy 201510Key facts for Pévy

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry
Vineyards and grape varieties: 92.4 hectares (228.3 acres), of which 58% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, and 12% Chardonnay.
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

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 221 inhabitants (as of 2012).

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 92.4 hectares (228.3 acres). There are 53.4 ha Pinot Meunier (57.8%), 27.6 ha Pinot Noir (29.9%), and 11.4 ha Chardonnay (12.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 80 ha. There are 33 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.

  • Barbier Père et Fils (RC)
  • Degenne Squélart & Fils (RC), formerly written Degenne-Squélart, has 5.5 ha of vineyards in Pévy.
  • Christophe Driguet (RC)
  • Didier Fauvet (RC)
  • Jean-Pol Hautbois (RC), 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.

Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-11-05

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