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%)
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.
On the left bank of Marne
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.
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 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.
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.
- G.H. Martel & Co, a major Champagne house with its main seat in Reims, also has a facility in Blesmes.
I haven’t found any Champagne-producing small growers which have their seat in Blesmes.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- The Blesmes commune doesn’t have a website.
- UMC’s village profil of Blesmes.
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2018-12-28