Champagne Moutard Brut Cuvée Prestige
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The grapes are sourced from vineyards that are 10 to 20 years old, pruned in the Chablis style for the Chardonnay and pruned using the Guyot technique for the Pinot Noir during the first days of March.
- The vineyards consist of lay-limestone soils on the Kimmeridgian bank of the Cote des Bar, Village of Buxeuil and Polisy.
Varietal Composition: 50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The grapes are harvested by hand with gentle with gentle pneumatic pressing in temperature-controlled vats with cold settling at 45° F.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of dried fruits, brioche and candied citrus. On the palate, there are notes of peach and hazelnuts that linger long in the finish.
NV – 92 Wine Spectator
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.