Champagne village profile: Courthiézy on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche
Vineyards and grape varieties: 37.2 hectares (91.9 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 17% Pinot Noir, and 3% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (83%)

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 dashed red line in the left-hand part of the map is the departmental border between Marne (where Courthiézy is located) and Aisne.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche highlighted.

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

Neighbouring villages

On the right bank of Marne
Northnortheast: Trélou-sur-Marne (part of the Terroir de Condé)
Northwest: Passy-sur-Marne (part of the Terroir de Condé)

On the left bank of Marne
East: Dormans
Southeast: La Chapelle-Monthodon (part of the Vallée de la Marne Ouest)
South: Saint-Agnan (part of the Vallée de la Marne Ouest)
West: Reuilly-Sauvigny (part of the Vallée de la Marne Ouest)

Vineyards in Courthiézy and surrounding villages. To the left the church in Courthiézy and in the distance vineyards on the opposite side of the Marne river, in the communes Trélou-sur-Marne (to the right) and Passy-sur-Marne (to the left). The picture was taken from the east side of the village, looking northwest. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pline, 2012).

The village

Courthiézy is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. Courthiézy is the westernmost village which is located in the Marne department. This also means that it is the westernmost village which is included in the area Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche. Downstream (to the west), we move into the areas Terroir de Condé and Vallée de la Marne Ouest.

The Courthiézy commune covers 589 hectares and has 363 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Courthiéziens and Courthiéziennes. The French name of the village is derived from its Latin name, Curtesiacum.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Courthiézy are located to the east and southeast of the village, in a block continuous with vineyards in Dormans. The bulk of the vineyards consist of mild north- to northwest-facing slopes. To the southeast of the village, there are some west-facing vineyards with a higher elevation. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Courthiézy commune is 37.2 hectares (91.9 acres). There are 29.7 ha Pinot Meunier (79.8%), 6.3 ha Pinot Noir (16.9%), and 1.2 ha Chardonnay (3.2%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 32 ha. There are 52vineyard 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.

  • Lerglantier Père et Fille (RC, Facebook page) with the company name Sylvie Malgras-Lerglantier.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

A drawing of the landscape in Courthiézy from 1887, artist unknown. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2018-09-21

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