Champagne village profile: Nanteuil-la-Forêt, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Diagram Nanteuil-la-Forêt 201605Key facts

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 6.2 hectares (15.3 acres), of which 76% Pinot Meunier, 23% Pinot Noir, and 1.6% others.
Classification: “Autre cru” (82%)


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, and green indicates forest.

Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The premier cru villages are shown in yellow and the autre cru villages, including Nanteuil-la-Forêt, 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.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.

Neighbouring villages

Northeast: Courtagnon
South: Cormoyeux (counted as part of the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
South: Fleury-la-Rivière (counted as part of the Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite)
: Pourcy

The church in Nanteuil-la-Forêt, Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Bococo, 2005).

The village 

The Ardre river at Nanteuil-la-Forêt. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

Nanteuil-la-Forêt is located on top of the Montagne de Reims hill, along the upper part of the Ardre river, that is more of a stream up here.

The Nanteuil-la-Forêt commune covers 1455 hectares and has 232 inhabitants (as of 2013), referred to as Nanteuillats and Nanteuillates.


Pinot Meunier is the most common grape variety on the limited vineyard surface in Nanteuil-la-Forêt.

The current vineyard surface in the  Nanteuil-la-Forêt commune is 6.2 hectares (15.3 acres), and there is only one vineyard owner (exploitant) in the commune. There are 4.7 ha Pinot Meunier (75.8%), 1.4 ha Pinot Noir (22.6%), and 0.1 ha others (1.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was also 6 ha.

Champagne producers

As far as I have been able to tell, there is one Champagne producer in Nanteuil-la-Fôret.

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.

  • Laurent Thoirain-Adnet, not to be confused with B. Thoirain-Adnet et Fils in Hautvillers.

The town hall (mairie) in Nanteuil-la-Forêt. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo G.Garitan, 2012).


© Tomas Eriksson 2014-2016, last update 2016-05-08

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