The history of Champagne J. Charpentier began five generations ago. Henri Claisse, coming from a farm family, will decide in the early 1900’s to start a new activity: wine-growing. His son Marcel Claisse will succeed him in the early 1950’s. He will create the Marcel Claisse champagne. Pierre Charpentier, Léonidas’ son, chooses to become a wine-grower in 1920. He also made red wine to meet the demand… but during the roughest periods, barrels were more expansive than wine itself.
Union of Pierre and Marguerite Charpentier born three sons, Marcellin who took over from his father in 1946. Marcellin began developing the champagne in 1954 with Marcellin brand Charpentier. He and his wife, Solange, have three children, including Jacky, born in 1949. In 1960, Marcellin dies prematurely and Solange continued her husband's work with the support Jacky and his brothers.
In 1983 there was the first expansion of the cellar and in 1987 was introduced in the cellar a great technological innovation: thermoregulation. At that time very few winemakers they were equipped.
In 1997: new extension of the cellar and diversification of the vinification methods with 200L barrels and then setting up of several French oak tanks.
Claudine Charpentier and Jacky had two sons, Jean Marc, the eldest, was born in 1979 and also Marie-Pierre, who was born in 1988. After obtaining his scientific baccalaureate, Jean Marc received his BTS Viticulture and Enology passion for wine encourages him to take the National diploma in Oenology (DNO) and after two years become a wine master and marketing.