The house of Guy de Chassey, which has been in existence for four generations, grows and produces its own champagne on the Montagne de Reims in the village of Louvois in Champagne. Louvois is one of only 17 villages in Champagne to have 100% Grand Cru status, as defined in Champagne’s complex quality hierarchy. Some Pinot Noir is also used from Guy de Chassey’s holdings in the village of Bouzy (also of Grand Cru status), as the microclimate here is a touch warmer and the Pinot Noir grapes often riper. Four staff tend the 9.5 hectares of vineyard and much of the work is carried out by hand. Such is the quality of the fruit grown here at Guy de Chassey, that a percentage of the annual harvest has been sold off historically to the traditional Grande Marque Champagne houses, although Marie-Odile de Chassey is now retaining more grapes for her own bottles. Given that Corney & Barrow buys a large percentage of production and the remainder sells out largely at the cellar door, Guy de Chassey’s marketing expenses – a significant factor in the price of many Champagnes particularly the Grandes Marques - remain modest. This factor, together with the close, long-term relationship between Corney & Barrow and Guy de Chassey, allows us to bring you Guy de Chassey’s Grand Cru Champagne at exceptional prices year on year.