Established back in 1892 in the heart of the Cote des Blancs, third and fourth generation Guy and Philippe run a prestigous property with a spectacular array of vineyards.
Possessing 14 hectares of perfectly exposed vineyards, Le Mesnil-sur Oger and Oger are used for the top wines whilst excellent vineyards in Sezanne, Cuis, mancy and Glannes provide fruit for the other wines. The average age of the grand cru vineyards is an amazing 42 years. Philippe is slowly taking over all the winemaking from Guy, and his wife Delphine manages marketing and sales. This is serious property with over 40% of production being exported. In Norway, Guy Charlemagne is the third biggest selling Champagne after Moet and Veuve Clicquot. Fermentation is classic in stainless steel for most of the cuvees except for the prestige "Mesnillesime" where approximately half is matured in small oak barrels and the malo-lactic fermentation is stopped. In the quaint village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Guy Charlemagne is easy to find, as it is directly opposite Champagne Salon.
Guy Charlemagne has always had a great reputation, but has become more visible thanks to the Swedish Champagne guru Richard Juhlin who has lavished praises on all of the cuvees