Vineyard: 10-20 year old Pinot Noir vines planted in the Cote des Bars, the warmest part of the Champagne region.
Orientation: Multiple parcels, exposure varies
Soil: Clay-limestone with kimmeridgien bands like in Chablis. In fact, the Cote des Bars is closer in proximity to Chablis than to Epernay.
Viticulture: Traditional farming, hand harvested
Vinification: 2013 base vntage; cuvaison method, short maceration on the skins, stainless steel fermented.
Aging: Aged on the lees for three years before bottling. 10 grams dosage.
Disgorgement: March 2017
Production: 5,000 cases
Notes: A Pinot-y, vinous Rose Champagne with impressive power and a mineral backbone. A truly exceptional value in Rose Champagne. 10 grams dosage.
Publication: Wine advocate
Publication: Wine Spectator
Moutard NV Brut Rosé de Cuvaison is bold, racy and pleasantly rustic. Pinot character comes through nicely in this hearty, full-bodied rosé. Hints of tobacco, dried herbs and crushed leaves add lovely aromatic complexity while firm tannins give the wine shape and structure. Drink it over the next few years. Disgorged March 2017. Dosage is 10 grams per liter.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
The new version of Moutard Père et Fils Rosé de Cuvaison non-vintage Brut is from the base year of 2013 and is composed entirely of pinot noir. The wine spent nearly three years aging sur latte and was finished with a dosage of ten grams per liter. The beautiful cherry salmon color is a prelude to a refined bouquet of blood orange, cherries, clove-like spice tones, rye bread, dried rose petals and a lovely base of chalky minerality. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and zesty, with a fine core, elegant mousse, very good balance and grip and a long, gently vinous finish. This is still a young wine, but the dosage is perfect to buffer the youthful acidity and it is already very easy to drink, but it will be even better with a few years in the cellar. 2017-2030.