«L'esprit de Chapuy»
In the heart of the Champagne region!
The vine is a part of the CHAPUY family’s genetic heritage since Champagne is Champagne. Historically linked to the Côte des Blancs since the family has given from the French Revolution, the town of Oger one of its first mayors.
Chapuy became a brand in 1952 under the leadership of Serge Chapuy also mayor of Oger for eighteen years. Currently, his two granddaughters, Aurore and Elodie took over the destiny of the company. At first, the mission was to monitor the production and winemaking process. Secondly, it was to manage all administrative and commercial aspects under the approving eye of Claudine and Arnold, their parents.
Since the 1980’s, they have given new impetus to a brand that now sells 80,000 bottles per year, 50% for export. An export success, which was accompanied by a change in status (Récoltant-manipulant became Négociant-manipulant) and a diversification of supplies in order to not to be confined to a single grape variety (Chardonnay ).They have consolidated their vineyards of the Côte des Blancs, and they also took position in Southern Slopes of Epernay to have other grapes varieties.
Currently, they rely on eight hectares of vineyards including four in the Côte des Blancs.
A Family Story!
Most of our champagnes are made of a blending of wines that have undergone their malolactic fermentation and wines that have not undergone it. Only the vintage Champagnes were fully vinified without malolactic fermentation to retain their freshness in time. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks.
Clarification involves only filtering but no centrifuging. Blended wines are finally bottled to start their secondary fermentation (Prise de mousse), 6 to 8 months after the harvest.
Conservation “sur lattes” (maturation on lees in the bottle):
2 to 3 years for non-vintage Cuvées and 5 years for vintage Champagnes.
Storage after disgorging:
3 to 6 months depending on the season’s sales. The dosage or “liqueur expedition” is only based on Chardonnay wines so that it doesn’t mark aromatically the vintage Cuvées.