Champagne village profile: Loisy-en-Brie in the Val du Petit Morin

Diagram Loisy-en-Brie 201512Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin
Vineyards and grape varieties: 71.3 hectares (176.2 acres), of which 59% Pinot Meunier, 32% Chardonnay, and 9% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (85%)

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, green indicates forest, and blue/purple is water and wetland.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Val du Petit Morin area highlighted. The area’s only premier cru village, Étréchy, is shown in yellow and the other villages in orange.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if it exists.

Neighbouring villages

North: Vertus, premier cru (part of the Côte des Blancs)
Northeast: Givry-lès-Loisy
South: Vert-Toulon
West: Beaunay
Northwest: Étoges
Comment 1: some of the communes to the north and west are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.
Comment 2: the remaining links will be added when the profile of those village have been uploaded.

The town hall (mairie) of Loisy-en-Brie. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2014).

The village

Loisy-en-Brie is located in the northern part of the Val du Petit Morin, and is located some distance from the Petit Morin. The village is also located south of a small forest which separates it from the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay area.

The Loisy-en-Brie commune covers 1509 hectares and has 204 inhabitants (as of 2013) referred to as Mamains and Mamaines alternatively Masmains and Masmaines.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Loisy-en-Brie is located around the village and consist of mild slopes of varying directions, including southwest- to southeast-facing slopes. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Loisy-en-Brie commune is 71.3 hectares (176.2 acres). There are 41.9 ha Pinot Meunier (58.8%), 22.8 ha Chardonnay (32.0%), and 6.6 ha Pinot Noir (9.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 70 ha. There are 37 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Single vineyard sites in Loisy-en-Brie include Vieilles Grandmeres.

The church in Loisy-en-Brie, Église Saint-Georges. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Methos31, 2008).

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.

  • Camiat & Fils (RM), with their vineyards in Loisy-en-Brie, Givry-lès-Loisy, and Toulon-la-Montagne.
  • Deneufchatel & Fils (RC)
  • Gorisse-Debas (RC), also Jean Gorisse-Debas, has about 6 ha of vineyards. The vintage Champagne is called Cuvée Prestige and consists of 60% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, and 7% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2005 vintage).
  • Guichon et Fils (RC)
  • Guillaume Rieger (RM)
  • Guillaume-Simon (RC)
  • Bernard Vatel (RC)

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2017-01-21

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