Champagne village profile: Saint-Agnan on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest (formerly in the Terroir de Condé)
Vineyards and grape varieties: 68.8 hectares (170.0 acres), of which 58% Pinot Meunier, 21% Pinot Noir, and 21% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (83%)
Other information: from 2016 a part of the Vallées-en-Champagne commune.

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 in the left-hand part of the map is the departmental border between Aisne (where Saint-Agnan is located) and Marne.


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

North: Courthiézy (part of the Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche)
East: La Chapelle-Monthodon
South: Baulne-en-Brie (part of the Terroir de Condé)
Southwest: Celles-lès-Condé
West: Monthurel (mostly beyond Celles-lès-Condé)
Northnorthwest: Reuilly-Sauvigny

Saint-Agnan with vineyards in the foreground; these vineyards are located to the north of the village. The stream Ru du Rosset is hidden among the tress beyond the village. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo jpduburcq, 2007).

The village

Saint-Agnan is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. The village is located at the stream Ru du Rosset which forms a valley. This stream is a tributary of Le Surmelin which empties into the Marne River downstreams at Mézy-Moulins.

The Saint-Agnan commune covers 807 hectares and has 103 inhabitants (as of 2015). The commune also includes the hamlet Évril which is located to the southeast of the main village.

Saint-Agnan is located in the Aisne department. The Union des Maisons de Champagne used to count Saint-Agnan as part of the area Terroir de Condé. Around 2017 the borders were adjusted for the areas close to the departmental border between the Marne and Aisne department. Currently, UMC counts Saint-Agnan as part of the Vallée de la Marne Ouest, the Western Marne Valley.

Vallées-en-Champagne

Since 1 January 2016, Saint-Agnan is a so-called commune déléguée within the merged commune Vallées-en-Champagne, which is of the type commune nouvelle. This is a rather new type of merged commune which means that some functions are kept within the communes déléguées, rather than the former communes completely disappearing in the merged commune. The new commune was formed by Baulne-en-Brie, La Chapelle-Monthodon, and Saint-Agnan, and it resulted in 4124 hectares and 562 inhabitants (as of 2015 in the former communes). The town hall of the new commune is located in Baulne-en-Brie.

The town hall (mairie) in Saint-Agnan. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo MTOURE51, 2014).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Saint-Agnan are located to the northwest, north, and northeast of the village, on the right bank of the stream Ru du Rosset. These vineyards are located on mild south-facing slopes and are continuous with the vineyards in La Chapelle-Monthodon to the east. The vineyards are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Saint-Agnan commune is 68.8 hectares (170.0 acres). There are 40.0 ha Pinot Meunier (58.1%), 14.6 ha Pinot Noir (21.2%), and 14.2 ha Chardonnay (20.6%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 67 ha. There are 52 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

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.

Comment: the list be incomplete.

The church in Saint-Agnan, Église Saint-Agnan. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Jpduburcq, 2007).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2018-09-25

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