100% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru villages of Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger, Robert Moncuit's NV Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs displays bright white fruit and floral aromas on the pure and chalky, very elegant nose. The delicate mousse gives way to a very mineral and persistent taste on the palate. This medium to full-bodied Brut is full of character and complexity; it is lovely, pure, and shows lots of finesse and a very good length.

 

Robert Moncuit's NV Blanc de Blancs is sourced from parcels of Chardonnay located in the villages of Mesnil and Oger. It is around 80% of its base vintage and 20% reserve wine from the preceding vintage. Winemaker, Pierre Amillet's vinification style is consistent across all of his wines. He uses a combination of neutral oak and stainless steel in order to preserve the minerality and focus that Chardonnay grown in chalk can have. Around 80% of this release’s base vintage was raised in used oak while only 20% of reserve wine was. The dosage is 5 grams per liter.

 

The Moncuit family has a long history of farming some of the best vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. They began purchasing land in 1889 and by 1928 were bottling at the domaine. The current winemaker, Pierre Amillet, is the fourth generation to lead the winery. If you spend any time with him you quickly realize he is obsessed with Chardonnay grown in the chalky terroirs of Le Mesnil.

Champagne Robert Moncuit, Brut Blanc de Blancs (NV)

$52.00Price
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