Vineyard: Sourced from a vineyard located in the communes of Festigny and Le Breuil. Blend of parcels planted in 1976.
Soil: Clay-limestone with traces of chalk. 60 cm of topsoil with layers of Tuffe underneath.
Viticulture: Blend of biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. One person cares for one hectare-extremely high ratio by Champagne standards. All fruit is hand-harvested.
Vinification: Parcels vinified separately in inox and apoxy lined tanks. Bottling dates chosen by lunar calendar, followed by secondary fermentation in bottle. Each terroir is conserved separately before blending.
Aging: 50% 2014, 50% 2013. Aged 24 months sur lie, zero dosage.
Notes: This zero dosage 100% Pinot Meunier cuvée is a stunner. Beautiful, expressive nose of red fruits and faint floral aromas. Rich on the palate with balanced acidity, taut minerality and a super dry finish.
Non-dosé Disgorgement: March 2017
Publication: Wine advocate
The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Noirs Pur Meunier is a fabulous wine that captures the essence of Christophe Mignon's style. Rich and resonant on the palate, the Pur Meunier exudes creaminess. This is an especially weighty expression of Meunier, and yet all the elements are very nicely balanced. Red fruit, dried pear, smoke, menthol and hazelnut notes slowly open up in the glass adding further shades of nuance. Expressive mineral notes extend the finish while providing an attractive counterpoint to the dense, pliant fruit. The current release is a blend of equal parts 2014 and 2013. Mignon's Pur Meunier is one of the most distinctive wines being made in Champagne today. Don't miss it. Disgorged: March 2017 and bottled with no dosage.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Christophe Mignon is a superb producer in the village of Festigny who specializes in pinot meunier, which comprised one hundred percent of his Brut Nature bottling, making this a Blanc de Noirs bottling, though this term does not appear on the label. This wine is a fifty-fifty blend of 2010 and 2009 fruit, from thirty-five plus year-old vines, with the wine having gone through complete malolactic fermentation. The bouquet is a superb blend of green apple, brioche, a touch of tart orange, a beautifully complex base of soil, esthery pinot meunier floral tones and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and really beautifully balanced, with refined mousse, bright, seamless acids, excellent focus and grip and a very long, poised and impressively complex finish. This is a beautifully made wine! 2014- 2025.