Producers - Champagne Louis Massing

118, Allée Jules Lucotte
P.A. Le Paradis
51190 Avize
Phone: 0033 3 26 57 52 92
Mobile: 0033 7 88 44 74 82

This Champagne house was founded in 1936 by Louis Massing. Since 1993 Estelle and Jean Bernard Moroy, third generation, have been running the business.
Price range: between €18 and €36
Domain: 11.08 hectares
Grape varieties: 99.5% Chardonnay and 0.5% Pinot Noir
Terroir: Avize (grand cru) and Villeneuve (premier cru)
Production: 300,000 bottles

House Style

This family-run champagne house mainly produces Grand cru Blanc de Blancs.
The champagne ages for at least 3 years, which adds finesse and fine bubbles to the wine.
Champagne-lovers will inevitably be seduced by this house.

The assets of the house

You can find the Louis Massing Champagne house in the heart of the Côte des Blancs.
They offer a magnificent and diverse range of cuvees (5 Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs), one of which has been aged in oak. Since 1936 the house has been run by three generations of passionate champagne makers.
They have no secrets: visitors can see the press, the fermenting room, the cellar, learn all about disgorgement, dressing the bottle,… The tour ends with an interesting tasting.
You can visit the house from Monday till Friday (all day long), on Saturday till 1 pm and on Sunday when scheduling an appointment. In summertime you can drink champagne on the terrace.

The different cuvées

The blends

Premier cru

70% Pinot Noir en 30% Chardonnay
This Brut is a lovely combination of Pinot Noir, responsible for the depth and the fruit notes, and Chardonnay, which adds finesse and freshness. A feeling of elegance on the palate.

Grande Réserve

30% Pinot Noir, 30% Minot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay and 10% old reserve wine.
The cuvee gets its elegance from the successful blend of the 3 well-known varieties in the Champagne region. The result is a pure and fine champagne which is long and fruity in the beginning. A classic but extremely well made and well-balanced champagne that can be drunk on any occasion.

The Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay )

Brut Grand Cru

A beautiful selection of Chardonnay from the Louis Massing vineyards.
The cuvee has a lot of finesse, is well-balanced and light-footed. Ideal for an “out of the blue” aperitif.

Nature Grand Cru

A typical Chardonnay representing the pure house-style. An elegant champagne with an acidic bite and mineral notes.
In the Guide Hubert des Vins 2017 this cru gets a score of 16 out of 20.

Prestige Grand Cru

An elegant, non-compromising champagne with a lot of personality.
This special cuvee has the typical flavour of an older wine (a result of 5 years lees-ageing), a golden robe and seductive butter notes.
A unique champagne for special moments.

Millesimé Grand Cru

The result of an exceptionally good harvest of Chardonnay grand cru from the Côte des Blancs.
It expresses the perfect balance between the sugars and the acidity of the grapes.
A definition of dried fruit and honey notes on the palate (9 years of lees-ageing).
A food champagne which maturity will surprise you.
The perfect match for a gastronomic meal or to savour with other connaisseurs.

Excellence Grand Cru

A magnificent champagne, the result of 9 months ageing in oak barrels.
Subtle bubbles and vanilla notes on the palate. It starts strong with flavours of dried fruit.
Selected by the Guide Veron des Champagnes 2017.

The rosés

Rosé Premier Cru

30% Pinot Noir, 70% Chardonnay
A young, salmon-pink assembly rosé with fine bubbles.
On the palate notes of red fruit and flowers.
Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany a fruity dessert.

Cuvée Velours (Extra-dry Rosé Premier Cru)

30% Pinot Noir and 70% Chardonnay
This delicate, elegant but also gastronomic rosé has flavours of strawberry and raspberry. Its sugar content does not exceed 17grams/litre, which gives a velvet feeling without really tasting sugar. This extra-dry champagne is creamy, a feast for your taste-buds and harmonious made.
Match this Cuvée Velours with foie gras and black sherry compote, a cake with red fruit, panna cotta with raspberry coulis.
This cuvee was selected by the guide Veron des Champagnes 2018.

Who are the winegrowers ?

Estelle and Jean Bernard Moroy

Top champagne growers..who live and experience their passion, from the grapevine to the bubbly glass of champagne.
A year I want to forget: 1993, when Estelle’s father died at the end of the harvest
The vineyard I would love to own: one in de Côtes de Provence
My favourite champagne: Louis Massing Cuvée Excellence Vendange 2005
My favourite wine: Meursault
My favourite beer: the beers of Timmermans Brewery
My favourite season: September, I like the harvest
My most brilliant achievement: the first champagne I made in oak barrels in 2001, when the harvest was poor because of the rain
Best food-match: cod and foie gras, prepared in a baking pan with a delicious butter sauce and a Cuvée Excellence Louis Massing
What moves me: the fact that our son is so engaged in our family-run champagne house
What gives me the shivers: the fact of falling ill. I don’t want to think about being so ill that it impedes your normal, daily activities
What would I change in my life: nothing
My greatest wish: make an excellent Côte de Provence
My favourite spot: Provence
Hostellerie Le Mont Aimé & Les Dames de Champagne
In this hotel in the south of the Côte des Blancs you can enjoy peace and quiet, the sauna, the fitness, the pool, a lovely meal and … an extensive choice of Champagne