Champagne village profile: Barzy-sur-Marne in the Terroir de Condé

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Terroir de Condé
Vineyards and grape varieties: 112.2 hectares (277.3 acres), of which 54% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, and 16% Chardonnay.
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. The dashed red line in the left-hand part of the map is the departmental border between Aisne (where Barzy-sur-Marne is located) and Marne.

Google Maps view with the villages in the Terroir de Condé highlighted, as well as some surrounding villages in white.

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

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

On the right bank of Marne
West: Jaulgonne (part of the Vallée de la Marne Ouest)
East: Trélou-sur-Marne
South: Passy-sur-Marne

On the left bank of Marne
Southwest: Courtemont-Varennes (part of the Vallée de la Marne Ouest)

Église Saint-Eloi, the church in Barzy-sur-Marne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pascal3012, 2014).

The village

Barzy-sur-Marne is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means to the north of the river. The village is in the Aisne departement.

The commune includes the two hamlets Marcilly and Rosay, as well as the main village. All three are located close to Marne, with Rosay furthest to the south and Marcilly in the centre.

The Barzy-sur-Marne commune covers 755 hectares and has 382 inhabitants (as of 2015).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Barzy-sur-Marne are located on the slopes above Barzy-sur-Marne itself, Marcilly, and Rosay. They are situated in a block that stretches across the border to Passy-sur-Marne and Trélou-sur-Marne. The main part of the vineyards are made up of southwest- to west-facing slopes with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Barzy-sur-Marne commune is 112.2 hectares (277.3 acres). There are 60.6 ha Pinot Meunier (54.0%), 33.2 ha Pinot Noir (29.6%), and 18.4 ha Chardonnay (16.4%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 95 ha. There are 85 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

The hamlet Rosay in Barzy-sur-Marne, with surrounding vineyards. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pline, 2012).

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.

  • René Aubry
  • Berlot Fils (RC), who has just over 5 ha of vineyards in Barzy-sur-Marne and Passy-sur-Marne. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2008 vintage).
  • Faÿ Michel (RM), whose range includes two vintage Champagnes: Médaille d’Or composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, and Cuvée Alexandre, composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir.
  • Faÿ-Berjot (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Lagrave-Boulogne (RC). There are also bottles where the address is given as Jaulgonne.
  • Lévêque-Dehan (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 70% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, and 15% Chardonnay.
  • Levêque-Moreau (RC)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last updated 2018-10-01

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Champagne villages and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s