Champagne Moutard Brut Millésime
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Chardonnay sourced from vineyards that are 40 years old.
- Located in village of Buxeuil on Clay- limestone soils of the Kimmeridgian bank 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
Tasting Notes: An interesting creamy nose, almost young wine, aromas of fresh mushroom, toasted brioche, citrus fruits. On the palate it is lively and still evolving.
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.