Champagne village profile: Gland on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts

Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 146.4 hectares (361.8 acres), of which 69% Pinot Meunier, 16% Pinot Noir, and 15% Chardonnay.
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
Northeast: Mont-Saint-Père
West: Brasles

On the left bank of Marne
East: Fossoy
South/southwest: Blesmes
Comment: some of the villages to the northwest are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

The village

Gland is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means to the north of the river.

Other than the main village, the hamlet Les Grèves is part of the commune. It is found directly adjacent to Gland, to the northeast.

The Gland commune covers 565 hectares and has 454 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Glamois and Glamoises.

Vineyards in Gland, along the road to Mont-Saint-Père. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Alban Butin, 2015).

Vineyards

The vineyards in Gland are located directly at the village, in a block continuous with the vineyards in the neighbouring villages Brasles and Mont-Saint-Père. The vineyards are mostly made up of mild south- and southeast-facing slopes, and are dominated by Pinot Meunier.

The current vineyard surface in the Gland commune is 146.4 hectares (361.8 acres). There are 101.2 ha Pinot Meunier (69.1%), 22.9 ha Pinot Noir (15.6%), and 22.3 ha Chardonnay (15.2%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 93 ha. There are 120 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne houses/négociants

The producer status NM = négociant-manipulant means that purchased grapes can be included in the Champagnes. NM producers can be anything from small producers that supplement their own grapes with some that they buy in, to large Champagne houses that primarily rely on purchased grapes. 

  • Langlet (NM, Facebook page), a small house with an annual production of 140 000 bottles. The range includes two vintage Champagnes: Millésime which is composed of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (56% PN/44% Ch in the 2007 vintage) and 100% Pinot Meunier the composition of which is self-explanatory.

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.

  • Billion Père & Fils (Facebook page), formerly R. Billion Père & Fils, whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Jean-Louis Husson (RC)
  • Marchand Delpech Laborie (RC), whose range includes a vintage Champagne.
  • Vincent Métivier (RM), whose range includes a vintage Champagne composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Meunier (refers to the 2010 vintage). Used to be RC.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2018-12-28

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