Established in 1847, the Michel family cellars are located in Moussy, a small village just south of Epernay. Their 11 hectares of vineyards are spread throughout three villages along the Cotes D’Epernay. José Michel was the first in his family to plant Chardonnay which he did beginning in 1958. Fermentations are carried out in old oak casks or steel vats. This 2010 Special Club is a blend of 50% Pinot Meunier and 50% Chardonnay. The vines are all at least 70 years old and represent the oldest plants in the Michel vineyard. Disgorged according to demand with six years on the lees “sur lattes” and 7 grams/l dosage.