Champagne village profile: Blesmes 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: 15.0 hectares (37.1 acres), of which 91% Pinot Meunier and 9% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)

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
Northeast: Gland
West: Brasles

On the left bank of Marne
East: Fossoy
Southwest: Nesles-la-Montagne
West: Chierry
Comment: some of the villages to the southeast and southwest are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

View over Blesmes. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GinSimCha, 2014).

The village

Blesmes is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river.

The Blesmes commune covers 970 hectares and has 426 inhabitants (as of 2015).

The town hall (mairie) in Blesmes. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Ginette Simon, 2011).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Blesmes are in one block to the east of the village, and are made up of mild north-facing slopes that are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Blesmes commune is 15.0 hectares (37.1 acres). There are 13.6 ha Pinot Meunier (90.7%) and 1.4 ha Chardonnay (9.3%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 52 ha. There are 29 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes. 

Champagne growers

I haven’t found any Champagne-producing small growers which have their seat in Blesmes.

The church in Blesmes, Église Saint-Cyr. The vineyards in the background are on the other side of the Marne river, in the villages Gland and Brasles. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo GinSimCha, 2014).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2018-12-28

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