Champagne village profile: Mézy-Moulins 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: 21.3 hectares (52.6 acres), of which 58% Pinot Meunier, 39% Chardonnay, and 3% 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

On the right bank of Marne
North: Chartèves
Northwest: Mont-Saint-Père

On the left bank of Marne
East: Courtemont-Varennes
Eastsoutheast: Reuilly-Sauvigny
South: Crézancy
Southwest: Fossoy

The church in Mézy-Moulins, Église Notre-Dame. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pline, 2012).

The village

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

The main village Moulins is located in the eastern part of the commune, while Mézy is found further to the west.

In Mézy-Moulins there is a restaurant which usually receives good reviews, Le Moulin Babet. It is housed in a former windmill.

The Mézy-Moulins commune covers 448 hectares and has 526 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Mézyacois, Moulinois, or Mézy-Moulinois.

The railroad track at the Mézy-Moulins station. The station is in Mézy, the buildings in the background are in Moulins, and in the slope above Moulins we see vineyards. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Antoine Fleury-Gobert, 2011).

Vineyards

Most of the vineyards in Mézy-Moulins is located in the eastern part of the commune, in the slope above Moulins. The vineyards are west-facing with Pinot Meunier as the most common grape variety and Chardonnay rather close behind.

The current vineyard surface in the Mézy-Moulins commune is 21.3 hectares (52.6 acres). There are 12.3 ha Pinot Meunier (57.7%), 8.3 ha Chardonnay (39.0%), and 0.7 ha Pinot Noir (3.3%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 23 ha. There are 18 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers which have their seat in Mézy-Moulins.

A stone with grooves (polissoir) i Mézy-Moulins, more specifically in Bois des Grès. In  “archaeological” times, this type of stone was probably used to sharpen stone axes. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pascal3012, 2014).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last updated 2018-11-13

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