Champagne village profile: Courjeonnet in the Val du Petit Morin

Diagram Courjeonnet 201601Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin
Vineyards and grape varieties: 19.7 hectares (48.7 acres), of which 59% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 1% Pinot Noir.

Classification: “Autre cru” (85%)

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

Neighbouring villages

Northeast and east: Coizard-Joches
Southsoutheast: Broussy-le-Grand
West and northwest: Villevenard
Comment: some of the communes on the southwestern part of the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The village

Courjeonnet  is located at Le Petit Morin, the river that has lended the area its name. The patron saint of the village is Saint Francis de Sales, or François as the French would have it.

The Courjeonnet commune covers 555 hectares and has 53 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Coizard-Joches are located in the northwestern part of the commune, and are continuous with those in Villevenard. They consist of mild slopes that face approximately south. Chardonnay is the most common grape variety, but Pinot Meunier is almost as common.

The current vineyard surface in the Courjeonnet commune is 19.7 hectares (48.7 acres). There are 11.7 ha Chardonnay (59.4%), 7.8 ha Pinot Meunier (39.6%), and 0.2 ha Pinot Noir (1.0%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 19 ha. There are 25 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.

  • Bression Père & Fils (RC)
  • Etienne Chéré (RM), member of the Vignerons Indépedants. The vintahe Champagne is a blanc de blancs and the non-vintage Cuvée Marie is vinified in oak and composed of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir.
  • Henri Poncelet (RC)
  • Ragot-Nominé (RC)
  • Simon-Félix (RC), the range of which includes a vintage Champagne called Cuvée Symphonie.

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

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-03-23

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