Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 16.2 hectares (40.0 acres), of which 67% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Meunier, and 1.2% Pinot Noir.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)
Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la Marne Ouest highlighted, as well as some surrounding villages in white.
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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.
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, with Chardonnay as the most common grape variety. In the Vallée de la Marne, only a few villages are Chardonnay-dominated.
The current vineyard surface in the Étampes-sur-Marne commune is 16.2 hectares (40.0 acres). There are 10.9 ha Chardonnay (67.3%), 5.1 ha Pinot Meunier (31.5%), and 0.2 ha Pinot Noir (1.2%). 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.
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.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- Website of the Étampes-sur-Marne commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Étampes-sur-Marne.
- Swedish version of this post.
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