Champagne village profile: Pavant 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: 24.1 hectares (59.6 acres), of which 43% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir, and 24% 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. The dashed red line is the departmental border between Aisne (where Pavant is located) and Seine-et-Marne.


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 and northwest: Charly-sur-Marne

On the left bank of Marne
East: Nogent-l’Artaud
Westnorthwest: Citry
Comment: some of the villages to the south are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

The town hall (mairie) in Pavant. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

The village

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

The Pavant commune covers 543 hectares and has 790 inhabitants (as of 2016) referred to as Pavanais and Pavanaises.

Vineyards

The vinyards in Pavant are located to the northeast of the village and are made up of northwest-facing slopes. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety with Pinot Noir in second place.

The current vineyard surface in the Pavant commune is 24.1 hectares (59.6 acres). There are 10.4 ha Pinot Meunier (43.2%), 7.9 ha Pinot Noir (32.8%), and 5.8 ha Chardonnay (24.1%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 9 ha. There are 3 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.

  • Drémont-Marroy (RC), with the company name Jean-Louis Drémont. Seems to have an address in Charly-sur-Marne nowadays.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2019, last update 2019-03-20

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