Champagne village profile: Étampes-sur-Marne 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: 13.2 hectares (32.6 acres), of which 55% Pinot Meunier, 43% Chardonnay, and 1.5% 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

North: Château-Thierry
Northeast: Chierry
South: Nesles-la-Montagne
Southwest: Nogentel

The town hall (mairie) in Étampes-sur-Marne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2012).

The village

Étampes-sur-Marne is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river. Étampes-sur-Marne has grown together with Château-Thierry, which is the largest town in the western Marne Valley.

The Étampes-sur-Marne commune covers 224 hectares and has 11259 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Étampois and Étampoises.

Vineyards

The vineyards in Étampes-sur-Marne are situated in a single block in the southern part of the commune, and are continuous  with the vineyards in Nesles-la-Montagne. They consist of mild west- and southwest-facing slopes, mostly planted to Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

The current vineyard surface in the Étampes-sur-Marne commune is 13.2 hectares (32.6 acres). There are 7.3 ha Pinot Meunier (55.3%), 5.7 ha Chardonnay (43.2%), and 0.2 ha Pinot Noir (1.5%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 17 ha, so this is one of few Champagne villages where the vineyard area has decreased noticeably. This is probably due to the built-up area around Château-Thierry expanding. There are 7 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any producers which have their seat in Étampes-sur-Marne.

There is a consumer cooperative called Les Coopérateurs de Champagne in Étampes-sur-Marne, but in this case “Champagne” only refers to the geographical area and they are not involved in wine production.

The church in Étampes-sur-Marne, Église Notre-Dame de l’Assomption. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2012).

Links

© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2019-01-09

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