Champagne village profile: Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers in the Monts de Berru

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru
Vineyards and grape varieties: 10.6 hectares (26.2 acres), of which 100% Chardonnay.
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. The black-red dashed line is the departemental border between Marne (where Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers is located) and Ardennes.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Monts de Berru highlighted.

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

Neighbouring villages in the Champagne appellation

West: Selles
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation, and therefore they have no village profiles.

The church (Église Notre-Dame) and to the right the town hall (mairie) in Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

The village

Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers is located to the east of Reims, on the outskirts of the Champagne wine region.

The main village, at the stream Suippe, is Pontfaverger. Moronvilliers is located to the far south of the commune, in the direction of Prosnes, and it is a village which was completely destroyed in World War I. In 1950, the land of Moronvilliers was transferred to the then-commune Pontfaverger and two other communes, and it changed its name to Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers.

There is a German military cemetery in Pontfaverger, where soldiers who fell in World War I are buried.

The Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers commune covers 3152 hectares and has 1731 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Pontfabriciens and Pontfabriciennes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers are located to the northnortheast of the village, on the Mont Saint-Médard hill, which also stretches into the Selles commune. The vineyards are south-facing and are planted to Chardonnay only.

The current vineyard surface in the Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers commune is 10.6 hectares (26.2 acres). There are 10,6 ha Chardonnay (100%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 7 ha. There is one vineyard owner (exploitant) in the commune, which seems to be Moët & Chandon.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producer which has their seat in Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers.

The German military cemetery in Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2013).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2017

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