Champagne Moutard Brut Champ Persin
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from a single vineyard plot called Champ Persin in the village of Buxeuil. South West exposure with lay-limestone soils of the Kimmeridgian bank in Cote des Bar.
- The vineyard is 20 years old, Chablis pruning during the first weeks of March.
- This Blanc de Blancs single vineyard Cuvee is the ambassador of their terroir in Cote des Bar.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Gentle pressing using a pneumatic press. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with cool settling at 45°F. 36 months on the lees in their chalk cellars at a constant 54°F in Buxeuil
Tasting Notes: Fine mousse, a delicate nose marked by floral notes and touches of almond, on the palate it shows a great persistence with a fresh finish enhanced by a remarkable structure where we find notes of lemon and grapefruit.
NV – 90 Vinous | 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.