Located in Ville sur Arce (10), the winery of Cote des Bar is the most important co-op in Champagne, excluding the entities bringing together a number of cellars. Founded in 1956 by over 60 growers, it celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Chassenay d’Arce brand in 2016.
DISTRIBUTION : 30 % sold by Union Auboise-Alliance Champagne and 70 % directly by the cooperative to wine shops (22 %), restaurants (6 %), wholesalers (29 %), by mail order and in the coop’s shop (43 %). 48 % in France, 52 % on the export market
MARQUES PRINCIPALES : Chassenay d’Arce, Decotanne, d’Amanville, Martivey
PRODUCTION : 1.5 million bottles, of which 300,000 under the brand Chassenay d’Arce
ASSETS : ▪ An extensive selection of Champagnes, boasting a rare Pinot Blanc Extra Brut based wine and a 2005 Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, that was awarded 90 points by Wine Spectator.
▪ A new wine tourist attraction, including a fun and educational guided visit of the 19th century cellars and the winery, in the company of growers during the summertime.
Côte des Bar in the Arce valley is the other top place in Champagne. It is chiefly planted with Pinot Noir in terroirs offering finesse and freshness. Confidences arose from a collective reflection about the identity of the wines in this region. The location’s growers have selected the best parcels to make a special product, first of all elaborated as a white wine and then as a rosé. The growers of Chassenay d’Arce are proud to produce these two exceptional wines, boasting plenty of charm and elegance.