Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest
Vineyards and grape varieties: 40.0 hectares (98.8 acres), of which 76% Pinot Meunier, 13% Chardonnay, and 11% 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.
Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile, if there is one.
Comment: several of the villages to the south are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.
Nesles-la-Montagne is located on the left bank of the Marne river, which means south of the river.
The Nesles-la-Montagne commune covers 1721 hectares and has 1215 inhabitants (as of 2015), referred to as Neslois and Nesloises.
The vineyards in Nesles-la-Montagne are situated in a single block in the northern part of the commune, next to the main village. They are continuous with the vineyards in Étampes-sur-Marne. The consist of mild west- and southwest-facing slopes planted mostly to Pinot Meunier.
The current vineyard surface in the Nesles-la-Montagne commune is 40.0 hectares (98.8 acres). There are 30.5 ha Pinot Meunier (76.3%), 5.1 ha Pinot Noir (12.8%), and 4.4 ha Chardonnay (11.0%). Current information from CIVC as of 2018, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 37 ha. There are 14 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.
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.
- Simon-Legrand (RM, Facebook page), which has 4.5 ha of vineyards, mostly in Nesles-la-Montagne and Étampes-sur-Marne. The vintage Champagne is called EterNesles and is composed of 1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir.
Comment: the list may be incomplete.
- Wikipedia about this village in English, in French.
- Website of the Nesles-la-Montagne commune.
- UMC’s village profile of Nesles-la-Montagne.
- Swedish version of this post.
© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2019-01-27