The Vallée de la Marne wine sub-region, located in the Champagne wine region, is bordered to the south by Montagne de Reims, while to the north by Côte de Sézanne and Côte des Blancs.
In the Vallée de la Marne, the climate is oceanic but receives continental influences. As a result, winters are very cold, with frequent frosts, while summers are more temperate. In this sub-region, the average annual temperature is 11°C, and it receives about 604 mm of rain per year.
The soils in the Vallée de la Marne are composed of a combination of clay, marl and limestone, while the subsoils are usually composed of limestone combined with chalk.
Most Planted Red Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Most Planted White Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay
The Vallée de la Marne unveils a captivating selection of red and white wines that delight the senses and embody the essence of the terroir. This picturesque region, known for its rolling hills and fertile vineyards, brings forth an enchanting range of flavors, each reflecting the unique characteristics of the land.
The most common red wines in Vallée de la Marne are crafted predominantly from Pinot Noir grapes, which flourish in the region's cool climate and chalky soils. These elegant reds enchant with their delicate aromas of red berries, cherries, and hints of earthiness. With a balanced acidity and refined tannins, these wines exhibit finesse and complexity, making them a delightful companion to a variety of cuisines or perfect for savoring on their own.
The Vallée de la Marne's white wines predominantly feature Chardonnay grapes, lovingly nurtured in the chalk-rich soils that impart a unique mineral character to the wines. These remarkable whites captivate with their lively citrus aromas, notes of green apple, and a touch of floral elegance. With a vibrant acidity and a crisp finish, they offer a refreshing experience, a perfect choice for warm days or as an aperitif to celebrate life's moments.
The Vallée de la Marne wine region boasts a microclimate that perfectly aligns with the growth of the vine, contributing to the exceptional quality of its wines. The gently sloping vineyards receive just the right amount of sunshine, while the nearby Marne River moderates temperatures, creating an ideal environment for grape ripening. The attentive hands of skilled winemakers further nurture the grapes, translating the essence of the land into each bottle.