We discovered Champagne Chapuy in 2006, from the extensive research of our own Tom Bjornsen. The founder, Serge Chapuy, began the winery in 1952, and it was later taken over by his son Arnold in 1981. Daughter Elodie does the export business and daughter Aurore runs the vineyards and cellar.
The family owns 8 hectares of vines, most of it in the Grand Cru Cotes des Blancs district near the village of Oger. They also own some parcels in “Coteaux Sud d’Epernay” that provide the source for entry-level wines. Our company only buys Grand Cru level wines from the winery for the Virginia and Washington, DC markets. The winery is small enough to be considered RM, or recoltant-manipulant, aka Grower Champagne.
The Cotes des Blancs is planted to Chardonnay and the Brut Reserve Grand Cru that we carry is made only from Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes grown near the village of Oger.
The family aims for finesse, elegance, and freshness.
We work directly with the Chapuy family, which allows for very favorable pricing, versus working through an agent.