Champagne village profile: Nesles-la-Montagne 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: 37.2 hectares (91.9 acres), of which 75% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, and 12% Chardonnay.
Classification: “Autre cru” (80%)


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: Étampes-sur-Marne
Northeast: Chierry
East: Blesmes
West: Nogentel
Southwest: Chézy-sur-Marne
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 with vineyards in the foreground. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Pascal3012, 2014).

The village

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 town hall (mairie) of Nesles-la-Montagne. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo François Goglins, 2016).


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 37.2 hectares (91.9 acres). There are 27.7 ha Pinot Meunier (74.5%), 5.1 ha Pinot Noir (13.7%), and 4.4 ha Chardonnay (11.8%). 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 7 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.

  • 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.

The church in Étampes-sur-Marne, Église Saint-Martin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo François Goglins, 2016).


© Tomas Eriksson 2018, last update 2019-04-06

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