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

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 53.7 hectares (132.7 acres), of which 65% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Noir.
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.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la Marne Ouest 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 there is one.

Neighbouring villages

North: Mézy-Moulins
Eastnortheast: Reuilly-Sauvigny
Southsoutheast: Connigis
West: Fossoy

Comment: some of the villages to the south and southwest are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

Crézancy along the D1003 road, the main street in east-west direction. The vineyards in the background are located in the eastern part of the commune, in the slope above the Paroy hamlet. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pascal3012, 2014).

The village

Crézancy is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. The village is located at Le Surmelin, a river which empties into the Marne River downstreams at Mézy-Moulins.

Other than the main village, the commune includes the two hamlets La Boissière, to the south, and Paroy, to the east, on the other side of Le Surmelin.

In Crézancy, there is a governmental agricultural and viticultural high school (lycée agricole et viticole) with a general and technical orientation. Curricula include viticulture and vinification, and the school has its own Champagne production; see Delhomme below.

The Crézancy commune covers 706 hectares and has 1221 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Crézançois and Crézançoises.

The church in Crézancy, Église Notre-Dame. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Jpduburcq, 2007).

Vineyards

Most of the vineyards in Crézancy are located in the eastern part of the commune, in the slope above the Paroy hamlet. These vineyards, which are gathered in a single block, are continuous with those in Mézy-Moulins. Other than that, there is a block to the west of the main village, which belongs to the lycée. The vineyards are mostly west-facing, with a proportion of south-facing slopes. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Celles-lès-Condé commune is 53.7 hectares (132.7 acres). There are 35.0 ha Pinot Meunier (65.2%), 10.6 ha Chardonnay (19.7%), and 8.1 ha Pinot Noir (15.1%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 46 ha. There are 37 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.

  • Delhomme (RM), som produceras av jordbruksgymnasiet i Crézancy. Delhomme har drygt 3 ha vingårdar, huvuddelen i ett block i Crézancy och därutöver några småplättar i Barzy-sur-Marne. Sortimentet inkluderar en årgångschampagne som heter Euphrasie och består av Chardonnay och Pinot Meunier (avser årgång 2008).

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The railroad track at the station in Crézancy. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Antoine Fleury-Gobert, 2011).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2019-04-06

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