In 1800, at the "peak" of its development, Vitry had 4,000 hectares of vines out of 15,000 planted on the Marne. Upcoming events such as phylloxera, World War I, the importation of foreign wines, the crisis of 1929, and World War II inevitably affected the abandonment and disappearance of vines for almost half a century. And yet we are talking about wine industry, once known for its still white wines, was widely appreciated, in particular by our King of France, François Eure.
It was not until the 1970s that this vineyard was revived and made its way into AOC Champagne.
Today, this sector enjoys an excellent reputation for its Chardonnays, which are often used by negociants to prepare their blends. Antoine Chevalier chose a different path, creating interesting wines, designating the terroir.