Champagne village profile: Saâcy-sur-Marne, the westernmost Champagne village on the Marne river

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 39.4 hectares (97.4 acres), of which 60% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Meunier, and 11% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)
Not to be confused with: Sacy in the Vesle et Ardre area

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 Seine-et-Marne (where Saâcy-sur-Marne is located) and Aisne.


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
Northnortheast: Nanteuil-sur-Marne

On the left bank of Marne
East: Citry
Comment: several of the villages on the map, including all to the west and 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 Saâcy-sur-Marne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2012).

The village

Saâcy-sur-Marne is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. It is one of only three Champagne villages in the Seine-et-Marne department and therefore the Île-de-France region, which also includes Paris. Saâcy-sur-Marne is the westernmost of the villages which are part of the Champagne appellation and are situated directly at the Marne river.

The Saâcy-sur-Marne commune includes several hamlets, in addition to the main village, including Belle Ente (to the northeast) and Chantemanche (to the southeast), which are both situated close to the vineyards.

The Saâcy-sur-Marne commune covers 1380 hectares and has 1800 inhabitants (as of  2016) referred to as Saâcyats and Saâcyates.

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

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saâcy-sur-Marne are located to the southeast of the village on slopes down from a low forest-clad hill. They mostly consist of mild southwest- and northwest-facing slopes. Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier are the most common grape varieties.

The current vineyard surface in the Saâcy-sur-Marne commune is 39.4 hectares (97.4 acres). There are 23.7 ha Chardonnay (60.2%), 11.4 ha Pinot Meunier (28.9%), and 4.3 ha Pinot Noir (10.9%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 16 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.

  • Hervé Bombart (RC, Facebook page), whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2012 vintage).

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2019

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