Champagne village profile: Domptin 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: 67.0 hectares (165.6 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, and 5% 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

East: Charly-sur-Marne
Southsouthwest: Villiers-Saint-Denis
Westsouthwest: Bézu-le-Guéry
Comment: several of the villages to the north on the map are not included in the list above, since they are outside the appellation and therefore will not be profiled.

The town hall (mairie) in Domptin. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Thor19, 2013).

The village

Domptin is located on the right bank of the Marne river, which means to the north of the river. The stream Ru de Domptin is formed in Domptin where the two streams Ru Pottier and Ravin des Morts combine. The stream Ru de Domptin flows south and empties into Marne at Charly-sur-Marne.

The Domptin commune covers 456 hectares and has 660 inhabitants (as of 2016), referred to as Domptinois and Domptinoises.

The church in Domptin, Église Saint-Quentin. Bilden länkad från Wikimedia Commons (foto Thor19, 2013).

The vineyards

The vineyards in Domptin are situated around the village, on sites that mostly vary from southwest- to southeast-facing slopes with southeast-facing being the most common. Pinot Meunier is the dominating grape variety.

The current vineyard surface in the Domptin commune is 67.0 hectares (165.6 acres). There are 53.9 ha Pinot Meunier (80.4%), 9.7 ha Pinot Noir (14.5%), and 3.4 ha Chardonnay (5.1%). Current information from CIVC as of 2019, refers to the situation a few years earlier. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 48 ha. There are 25 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.

  • Godron-Cappoen (RC)
  • Godron Emmanuel
  • Lemoine Idelot-Belleville (RC)
  • Lefranc Janvier (Facebook page)
  • Ruelle-Dommange (RC, Facebook page)

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


© Tomas Eriksson 2019, last update 2019-03-24

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