Our family has been producing Champagne for several generations.
It Is not possible to mention the name of the village of Louvois without alluding to the castle situated opposite the house of Champagne Guy de Chassey.
It was built at the beginning of the 12th century and was owned by Gaucher de Chatillon, the first lord of Louvois. The old feudal castle fell into ruin when it bought by Michel Le Tellier, the famous Louvois’s father a minister of Louis XIV.
Later, the castle became the property of the ladies of France and Marie Antoinette stayed there. It then underwent the throes of the revolution and only a few parts of this magnificent edifice still exist nowadays. It is difficult to imagine how marvellous the castle and its gardens were, which at that time made Louvois a sort of Versailles from Champagne region.
Now Louvois is well-known for its Grand Cru 100% classified vineyard, because only 17 villages got such a distinction.
We have tilled 9.5 ha of vineyards in Family for more than 7 generations. The 2 first generations were vinegrowers. From the third, we began to manipulate under the name of Lucien Beaufort. Since then, only one know-how has been perpetuated from generation to generation. Nowadays, Marie Odile de Chassey and her daughter Ingrid perpetuate this beautiful story in a feminine way !
When you are in tne Champagne region, do not hesitate to come to the heart of the Montagne de Reims in Louvois, a charming village crossed by the « Livre «, a small stream full of legends, reflected by the name of the village which used to be spelt « Loupvoie » due to hordes of hungry wolves coming down the forests. And then, we will make you discover our Champagnes and our domain in a simple and convivial way.