Champagne village profile: Chervey in the Barséquanais

Diagram Chervey 201607Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais
Vineyards and grape varieties: 143.6 hectares (354.8 acres), of which 89% Pinot Noir, 9.5% Chardonnay, 1.1% Pinot Meunier, and 0.5% others.
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.


Google Maps view with the villages in the Barséquanais highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile (if it exists).

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

East: Bertignolles
South: Viviers-sur-Artaut
Southwest: Ville-sur-Arce
West: Buxières-sur-Arce

The village

The church in Ville-sur-Arce, Église Saint-Victor. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Gérard Janot, 2009).

Chervey is located at the Arce river, mostly on its left bank. The area along Arce is called the Arce valley, la Vallée de l’Arce.

The Chervey commune covers 1328 hectares and has 184 inhabitants (as of 2013).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Chervey are located on both sides of the Arce river and are made up of mild slopes of varying directions. Pinot Noir dominates greatly.

The current vineyard surface in the Chervey commune is 143.6 hectares (354.8 acres). There are 127.6 ha Pinot Noir (88.9%), 13.7 ha Chardonnay (9.5%), 1.6 ha Pinot Meunier (1.1%), and 0.7 ha others (0.5%), most of which is likely to be Pinot Blanc. Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 131 ha. There are 48 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

A field cross in Chervey with vineyards on the right bank of Ource in the background. The cross is located immediately to the north of the D4 road, just east of the D4/D39 intersection. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Hg marigny, 2006).

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.

  • Vignoble Laculle (RM?). Uses Moutard-Diligent in Buxeuil for part of the production process, and this is shown on the label.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2016, last update 2016-08-06

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