Champagne village profile: Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 31.7 hectares (78.3 acres), of which 97.2% Chardonnay and 2.8% 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, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Vitryat highlighted.

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

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

Northeast: Lisse-en-Champagne
East: Bassuet
Southwest: Couvrot
Northwest and north: Saint-Amand-sur-Fion
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

Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne is located about 9 km to the northnortheast of Vitry-le-François, which is the central town of the area.

The Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne commune has a surface of 856 hectares and has 264 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Escarnots and Escarnotes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne are located in two blocks to the east of the village, and is composed of mild south- and southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Bassuet. Chardonnay dominates greatly in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne commune is 31.7 hectares (78.3 acres). There are 30.8 ha Chardonnay (97.2%) and 0.9 ha Pinot Noir (2.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 25 hectares. There are 41 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.

  • Yann Henry (RC, Facebook page), has vineyards in Saint Lumier-en-Champagne, Merlaut, and Vavray-le-Grand with 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-07-16

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