Champagne village profile: Azy-sur-Marne on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 88.0 hectares (217.5 acres), of which 82% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 5% 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
North: Essômes-sur-Marne
West: Bonneil
Southwest: Romeny-sur-Marne

On the left bank of Marne
South: Chézy-sur-Marne

The town hall (mairie) of Azy-sur-Marne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2012).

The village

Azy-sur-Marne is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means to the north of the river.

The Azy-sur-Marne commune covers 278 hectares and has 390 invånare (as of 2016) referred to as Azyciens and Azyciennes.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Azy-sur-Marne are gathered in a block in the slope above the village and mostly consist of mild south-facing slopes, with a proportion of southwest- and southeast-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Essômes-sur-Marne and Bonneil. The vineyards in Bonneil and in most of Azy-sur-Marne together form an amphitheatre. Pinot Meunier is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Azy-sur-Marne commune is 88.0 hectares (217.5 acres). There are 72.3 ha Pinot Meunier (82.2%), 11.2 ha Pinot Noir (12.7%), and 4.5 ha Chardonnay (5.1%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 75 ha. There are 77 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.

  • Frédéric Caron (Facebook page) with 16 ha of vineyards, and who cultivates the unusual grape variety Petit Meslier in the site Les Rollemers in Essômes-sur-Marne. Petit Meslier is included in two non-vintage Champagnes: Duo de Blancs with 50% Chardonnay and 50% Petit Meslier, amd Quatre Cépages with 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 20% Petit Meslier, and 20% Pinot Meunier. The vintage Champagne is composed of 60% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, and 15% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2006 vintage). Also produces Champagnes under the namne Simon-Barlier, which was the producer’s name two generations back.
  • Georges Henry (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Olivier et Laëtitia Marteaux (RM), with vineyards in Essômes-sur-Marne, Azy-sur-Marne, Bonneil, Romeny-sur-Marne, and Charly-sur-Marne. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Noir.
  • Viard-Lanier (RM)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

The church in Azy-sur-Marne, Église Saint-Félix. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Zeugma fr, 2012).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2019, last update 2019-02-11

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