Champagne village profile: Chierry on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.3 hectares (37.8 acres), of which 52% Pinot Meunier, 44% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Noir.
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 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
North: Brasles

On the left bank of Marne
East: Blesmes
South: Nesles-la-Montagne
Southwest: Étampes-sur-Marne
West: Château-Thierry

The town hall (mairie) of Chierry. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo François Goglins, 2012).

The village

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 church in Chierry, Église Saint-Leu. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo François Goglins, 2013).

Vineyards

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. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety, closely followed by Chardonnay .

The current vineyard surface in the Chierry commune is 15.3 hectares (37.8 acres). There are 8.0 ha Pinot Meunier (52.3%), 6.7 ha Chardonnay (43.8%), and 0.6 ha Pinot Noir (3.9%). 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 0 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any producers which have their seat in Chierry.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018-2019, last update 2019-04-06

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1 Response to Champagne village profile: Chierry on the left bank of the Marne valley

  1. Pingback: Champagne village profile: Blesmes on the left bank of the Marne valley | Tomas's wine blog

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