Champagne village profile: Poilly, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Diagram Poilly 201506Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 27.4 hectares (67.7 acres), of which 87% Pinot Meunier, 11% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (83%)

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, and green indicates forest.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The premier cru villages are in yellow and the autre cru villages are in orange. The La Petite Montagne de Reims part is shown within red borders and the Vallée de la Vesle part within green borders.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.

Neighbouring villages

North: Treslon
Northeast: Bouleuse

East: Aubilly
South: Sarcy
Southsouthwest: Ville-en-Tardenois
West: Lhéry
Nortwest: Tramery

The village

Poilly is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill. The Ardre river flows just east of the village, and several streams (along which Champagne villages are located) empties into Ardre just upstream or downstream of Poilly.

The Poilly commune covers 445 hectares and has 90 inhabitants (as of 2013) called Poillotins and Poillotines. The A4 motorway between Paris and Reims crosses the northern part of the commune.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Poilly are primarily located to the west of the village, and consist of mild south-facing slopes dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Bouleuse commune is 27.4 ha hectares (67.7 acres). There are 23.9 ha Pinot Meunier (87.1%), 2.9 ha Pinot Noir (10.7%), and 0.6 ha Chardonnay (2.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 25 ha. There are 3 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers with Poilly as their main seat. Mercier, with main offices in Épernay, does have a small facility in Poilly, probably to run vineyards in the surrounding villages.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2015, last update 2016-04-16

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