Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 171.3 hectares (423.3 acres), of which 60% Pinot Meunier, 26% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Noir, and 0.4% other grape varieties.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)
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On the left bank of Marne
Crouttes-sur-Marne is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means to the north of the river.
The Crouttes-sur-Marne commune covers 433 hectares and has 644 inhabitants (as of 2016), referred to as Crouttois and Crouttoises.
The vineyards in Crouttes-sur-Marne are situated close to the village and mostly consist of south- and west-facing slopes. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety.
The current vineyard surface in the Crouttes-sur-Marne commune is 171.3 hectares (423.3 acres). There are 103.4 ha Pinot Meunier (60.4%), 44.6 ha Chardonnay (26.0%), 22.6 ha Pinot Noir (13.2%), and 0.7 ha other grape varieties (0.4%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 155 ha. There are 45 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
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.
- Françoise Bedel (RM, Facebook page), has 8.4 ha of vineyards in Crouttes-Sur-Marne, Nanteuil-Sur-Marne, Charly-Sur-Marne, and Villiers-Saint-Denis with 78% Pinot Meunier, 13% Chardonnay, and 9% Pinot Noir. Uses biodynamic cultivation since 1998 and is one of the more notable biodynamic producers in the Vallée de la Marne. L’Ame de la Terre is a vintage Champagne composed of 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2005 vintage). Comme Autrefois is a non-vintage, oak barrel-vinified Champagne with old-fashioned string closure, and it is composed of 55% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Noir.
- Bourgeois-Diaz (RM, Facebook page), which has 7 ha of vineyards with 3 ha Pinot Meunier, 2 ha Chardonnay, and 2 ha Pinot Noir. A biodynamic grower.
- A. Burguet (RM), where A is for André.
- Pierre Courtois (RM), has 6 ha of vineyards. The range includes the vintage Champagne L’Amour Courtois which is a blanc de blancs.
- Dérot-Delugny (RM), has about 12 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne. The non-vintage Cuvée des Fondateurs is composed of 100% Pinot Gris. It is one of very few varietal Pinot Gris Champagnes.
- J. J. Desaubeau
- Jean-Paul Fickinger (RC)
- R. Gerbaux (RM, Facebook page), has about 10 ha of vineyards. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2008 vintage).
- Gratiot-Delugny (Facebook page), has just under 10 ha of vineyards in Crouttes-sur-Marne, Nanteuil-sur-Marne, and Charly-sur-Marne with 44% Pinot Meunier, 33% Chardonnay, and 23% Pinot Noir. The range includes two vintage Champagnes: Millésime which is a blanc de blancs and Histoire d’Hommes which is oak barrel-vinified and composed of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir (refers to the 2005 vintage).
- Leclère-Torrens (RM), has about 4 ha of vineyards in Charly-sur-Marne, Crouttes-sur-Marne, Nanteuil-sur-Marne, and Villiers-saint-Denis. The range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir.
- Paul Leredde (RM, Facebook page), has 6.7 ha of vineyards with 65% Pinot Meunier, 21% Chardonnay, and 14% Pinot Noir. The range includes a vintage Champagne.
- Pierre Leredde (Facebook page)
- Maurice Rasseneur (RC). The company name is Rasseneur Et Fils.
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- Webpage about the Crouttes-sur-Marne commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Crouttes-sur-Marne.
- Vineyard map of Crouttes-sur-Marne at weinlagen-info.de.
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2019, last update 2019-03-28