The combination of the skills of the Frenchman Pierre-Hubert Geldermann and the German rigor of William Deutz give a winning mixture which, over time, will be fundamental to the success of the Deutz maison. The winery was founded in 1838 in Aÿ, first known as Deutz Geldermann and then only by its first name; the two partners combine their experience and knowledge of the market for the launch and development of the maison. In those early years, Wiliam Deutz, who had previously worked for Bollinger, gave his contribution of experience to the cultivation and vinification of the grapes, while Pierre Geldermann instead took care of the economic and commercial aspects of the Maison; the success of Deutz champagnes was almost immediate and would then be constant, solid and long-lasting throughout the 20th century and the brand would become very strong, especially in Great Britain. At the beginning of the 1990s, for a series of financial reasons, the company was sold to the Roederer group which, however, did not incorporate the Maison, making it an integral part of the group, but left it with full management and production autonomy. The Maison Deutz therefore expands with new blood, acquiring new prestigious vineyards, both in the surroundings of Aÿ and in the Côte des Blancs ; Furthermore, the cellar is completely renovated and modernized. The champagnes are aged in underground cellars, which reach up to 60 meters deep and, to date, the entire production process of all the Maison's Champagnes takes place under the control and responsibility of Fabrice Rosset , the man delegated by Roederer to the management of the cellar. Among the most interesting labels we find the Brut Classic , aged for 36 months on the lees: a great timeless evergreen of the Deutz Champagne style, known and requested all over the world, as well as clearly extraordinary vintages, produced in just a few thousand bottles.