Champagne Moutard Climat Vignes Chiennes
WHY WE LOVE IT
- As the Moutard family has mainly roots from Champagne, it also has some from Burgundy.
- It was natural to enhance these double cultures in creating a specific range of Champagne, called “Climat de Champagne.”
- “Climat de Champagne” are from single grape with no dosage, and from a single plot.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Champagne Moutard Climat Vignes Chiennes is vinified in big barrel (Foudre) from Burgundy Oak for at least 9 months. It is bottled with cork and staple during the second fermentation. The bottles are kept 4 years on lees in our cellars on horizontal position.
This specific vinification method allows us to express our terroir and specificity of each plot. Due to their different exposition, nature of soil, geology, they give to Champagne different tastes and aromas according to the plot.
Tasting Notes: Powerful Champagne with round, soft, woody and powerful flavors, with gourmet aromas of fruits and flowers.
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.