Champagne village profile: Bézu-le-Guéry 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: 25.3 hectares (62.5 acres), of which 93% Pinot Meunier, 6% Chardonnay, and 3% Pinot Noir.
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 Bézu-le-Guéry 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.

Neighbouring villages

Eastnortheast: Domptin
Southeast: Villiers-Saint-Denis
Southsoutheast: Crouttes-sur-Marne
Southsouthwest: Nanteuil-sur-Marne
Northwest: Montreuil-aux-Lions
Comment: several of the villages to the north and west on the map are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

The town hall (mairie) of Bézu-le-Guéry. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

The village

Bézu-le-Guéry is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means to the north of the river. The hamlet Genevrois is located in the southern part of the commune.

The Bézu-le-Guéry commune covers 1110 hectares and has 260 inhabitants (as of 2016), referred to as Bézuyats and Bézuyates.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Bézu-le-Guéry is situated close to the village and are mostly west-facing. Pinot Meunier is the dominant grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Bézu-le-Guéry commune is 25.3 hectares (62.5 acres). There are 23.1 ha Pinot Meunier (91.3%), 1.5 ha Chardonnay (5.9%), and 0.7 ha Pinot Noir (2.8%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 25 ha. There are 10 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.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2019, last update 2019-04-07

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