Champagne village profile: Romeny-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: 74.7 hectares (184.6 acres), of which 70% Pinot Meunier, 16% Pinot Noir, and 14% 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: Azy-sur-Marne
Northeast: Bonneil
Northwest: Charly-sur-Marne
West: Saulchery

On the left bank of Marne
East: Chézy-sur-Marne
South: Nogent-l’Artaud
Comment 1: several of the villages visible to the north are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.
Comment 2: more links will be added when profiles of the other villages have been uploaded.

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

The village

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

The Romeny-sur-Marne commune covers 423 hectares and has 500 inhabitants (as of 2016) referred to as Romenyats and Romenyates.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Romeny-sur-Marne are gathered in a block in the slope above the village and is mostly made up of south-facing slopes. The vineyards are continuous with those in Saulchery. Pinot Meunier is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Romeny-sur-Marne commune is 74.7 hectares (184.6 acres). There are 52.6 ha Pinot Meunier (70.4%), 12.0 ha Pinot Noir (16.1%), and 10.1 ha Chardonnay (13.5%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 66 ha. There are 24 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.

  • Bernard Bijotat (RM, Facebook page), member of the Vignerons Indépendants with 10 ha vineyards with 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 80% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier, and 5% Pinot Noir.
  • Marc Bijotat (RM), with slightly more than 12 ha of vineyards with 70% Pinot Meunier, 15% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2008 vintage).
  • Ferrand-Marty
  • Patrice Lamère (RC)
  • Lamere-Courcy (RC)
  • Marcelle-Borniche (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Vincent Père & Fils (Facebook page), with 6 ha of vineyards with 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Chardonnay (refers to the 2012 vintage).

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Cooperative

When bottles are sold directly by a cooperative the producer status is given as CM = coopérative de manipulation, as opposed to RC when sold by a cooperative member under their own name.

  • Cave Coopérative de Romeny-sur-Marne is a cooperative in Romeny-sur-Marne.

The church in Romeny-sur-Marne, Église Saint Jean-Baptiste. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2012).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2019

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