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

Diagram Citry-sur-Marne 201812Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 13.9 hectares (34.3 acres), of which 63% Pinot Meunier, 22% Chardonnay, and 15% 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. The dashed red line is the departmental border between Seine-et-Marne (where Citry is located) and Aisne.


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
Eastsoutheast: Charly-sur-Marne
North: Crouttes-sur-Marne
Northwest: Nanteuil-sur-Marne

On the left bank of Marne
Southeast: Pavant
West: Saâcy-sur-Marne
Comment: some of the villages to the south are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

The town hall (mairie) of Citry. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

The village

Citry is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. The village is sometime called Citry-sur-Marne, but the ”sur-Marne” part is not part of the official name of the commune. It is one of only three Champagne villages in the Seine-et-Marne department and therefore the Île-de-France region, which also includes Paris.

The Citry commune covers 504 hectares and has 900 inhabitants (as of 2016) referred to as Citryats and Citryates.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Citry are located close to the main village, on rather flat land. Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Citry commune is 13.9 hectares (34.3 acres). There are 8.7 ha Pinot Meunier (62.6%), 3.1 ha Chardonnay (22.3%), and 2.1 ha Pinot Noir (15.1%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 8 ha. There are 6 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I have not found any Champagne producers which have their seat in Citry.

The church in Citry, Église Saint-Pons. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

Links

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

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