Champagne village profile: Crouttes-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: 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%)

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 Crouttes-sur-Marne 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
East and southeast: Charly-sur-Marne
Northeast: Villiers-Saint-Denis
Northnorthwest: Bézu-le-Guery
West: Nanteuil-sur-Marne

On the left bank of Marne
South: Citry

View of Crouttes-sur-Marne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2012).

The village

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 town hall (mairie) of Crouttes-sur-Marne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

Vineyards

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.

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.

  • 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.

The church in Crouttes-sur-Marne, Église Saint-Quiriace. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2019, last update 2019-03-28

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