Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.9 hectares (39.3 acres), of which 83% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 4% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (86%)
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.
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Lhéry is located on top of the Montagne de Reims, in the northwestern part, close to the small stream Ruisseau de Brouillet that empties into the Ardre river at Crugny.
The Lhéry commune covers 608 hectares and has 77 inhabitants (as of 2013). The A4 motorway between Paris and Reims runs through the commune.
The vineyards in Lhéry consist of mild slopes in the southern part of the commune, close to the Ruisseau de Brouillet, and are dominated by Pinot Meunier.
The current vineyard surface in the Lhéry commune is 15.9 hectares (39.3 acres). There are 13.3 ha Pinot Meunier (83.3%), 2 ha Pinot Noir (12.8%), and 0.6 ha Chardonnay (3.9%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 14 ha. There are 6 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.
- Thierry Robion (RC), the range of which includes two vintage Champagnes: Cuvée Prestige composed of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, and Lady Catherine which is an oak barrel-vinified blanc de blancs.
Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- (The Lhéry commune doesn’t have a website.)
- UMC’s new village profile of Lhéry.
- UMC’s old village profile of Lhéry. (dead link)
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2015-2016, last updated 2016-04-16