Champagne Moutard Arbane Vieilles Vignes

Champagne Moutard Arbane Vieilles Vignes


  • 10 acres of the Arbane grape were planted in 1952, using the 3309 and 161-49 porte greffes.
  • Only 2 hectares of the varietal can be found in Champagne and Moutard was the only house to make a Monocepage (one specific varietal).
  • The vineyard is made up of clay-limestone soils on the Kimmeridgian bank of the Côte des Bar, Village of Polisy.
  • Serve at 12°C.

Varietal Composition:  100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration:  Hand harvest – Gentle pressing using a pneumatic press. Vinification in oak vats in our underground cellar.

Tasting Notes:  Delicate ribbon of bubbles reveals a classy Champagne. Elegant nose developing to notes of brioche and orchard fruits (peach, quince or cox apples). Good, delicate yet firm attack on the palate, with notes of white peach.




In 1958, Lucien Moutard married into a family whose ancestors first cultivated vines on the Buxeuil hillsides in 1642. Buxeuil is a village 200 km southeast of Paris in the Côte-des-Bar region. Lucien had inherited the art of cultivating the local land from his father, Paul, and passed it on to his children: Agnès, Véronique, and François.

The family patriarch instilled a sense of family in his children. “Working as a family was very important to him. He would be happy to see the family’s success,” says his son, François. Today, François, Agnès, and Véronique carry on the family business along with another generation. The entire family is well-versed in every step of the winemaking process from vine to customer.