Val-de-Marne

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Val-de-Marne

(väl-də-märn), department (1990 pop. 1,219,300), N central France, adjoining Paris on the southeast. CréteilCréteil
, city (1990 pop. 82,390), capital of Val-de-Marne dept., N central France, on the Marne River. Motors, electrical equipment, gold and silver items, and varnish are produced. A church built in the 12th and 13th cent. is in Créteil.
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Val-de-Marne

a department of N France, in ?le-de-France region. Capital: Cr?teil. Pop.: 1 239 352 (2003 est.). Area: 244 sq. km (95 sq. miles)
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HARD WORK The vineyards of the Marne Valley under grey skies
Then followed two samples from pinot meunier, one from south-facing slopes in the Marne Valley, achieving full ripeness and roundness, and the second from the Petit Montagne, giving brighter fruit characters from sandy soils.
Benoit Tarlant whose vineyards are located around Oeuilly in the Marne Valley, firmly believes his style of wine is decided by nature.
In the Marne Valley is Champagne Jacky Charpentier, a pinot meunier specialist, with about 15 hectares.
Essentially, Destination Champagne gives a background to the main areas around Reims and Epernay, including the Marne Valley, Montagne de Reims and the Cote de Blancs.
At Villers-sous-Chatillon, further along the Marne Valley, is the family-run J.
In total, Taittinger owns 642 acres of vineyards, mostly in the Cote de Blancs, Montagne de Reims and the Marne Valley districts, producing the grand cru wines from which its champagnes are blended.