Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 11.7 hectares (28.9 acres), of which 56% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Meunier, and 5% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)
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.
On the right bank of Marne
Chierry is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. Chierry has grown together with Château-Thierry, which is the largest town in the western Marne Valley.
The Chierry commune covers 282 hectares and has 1081 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Cerisiens and Cerisiennes.
The vineyards in Chierry are located in the southwestern part of the commune, close to the border to Étampes-sur-Marne. They consist of east- and northeast-facing slopes. Chierry is one of few villages in the western Marne Valley where Chardonnay is more common than Pinot Meunier.
The current vineyard surface in the Chierry commune is 11.7 hectares (28.9 acres). There are 6.6 ha Chardonnay (56.4%), 4.5 ha Pinot Meunier (38.5%), and 0.6 ha Pinot Noir (5.1%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 12 ha. There are 11 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
I haven’t found any producers which have their seat in Chierry.
- Wikipedia about the village in English, in French.
- Website of the Chierry commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Chierry.
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2019-01-07