Moutard Brut Grande Cuvée
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Blanc de Noirs Cuvée is the pillar of Moutard’s production as it is a blend of several of the best vintages
- Vineyard from 10 to 20 years old
- Pinot Noir from village of Buxeuil and Polisy on Clay- limestone soils of the Kimmeridgian bank in Côte des Bar.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Fermentation and vinification in stainless steel tanks. Temperature controlled stainless steel vats with cool settling at 45°F. Malolactic fermentation is done. 36 months on the lees in their chalk cellars at a contant 54°F in Buxeuil
Tasting Notes: Refined, rich nose which evokes notes of butter, almond and brioche. Lively, elegant and balanced palate with good mouthful.
NV – 90 Wine Advocate / NV – 91 Wine Spectator
Lucien Moutard began producing Champagne under his own name in 1952 from grapes grown on his family’s land in the Côte-des-Bar. Lucien loved and defended the Côte-des-Bar terroir and its protected area, and created a regional union in Aube protecting the designation. The special features of the region mean that the vines have to be planted on very steep marl, limestone, and clay based hillsides.
Current proprietor/winemaker François Moutard learned very quickly from his father and has been at the helm of the company since the mid-1980’s. The definition of the word “hedonist” seems to match François perfectly – Not just because he is a simple believer in pleasure, but because he is driven to share it with as many people as possible. Through Champagne Moutard, François has found something to help him spread happiness.