Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier and Arbane
Sourced from vineyards in in communes of Buxeuil and Polisy in the Côte des Bar, the warmest region of Champagne. The 6 varieties in this wine consituted the traditional blend of the 19th century. The Moutard family continues to cultivate the uncommon varieties of Petit Meslier and Arbane.
Multiple parcels, exposure varies
Clay-limestone with Kimméridgien bands (like in Chablis). In fact, the Côte des Bar is closer in proximity to Chablis than it is to Epernay.
Traditional farming. Compost of manure and grape stems. Hand harvested
Short maceration on the skins. Fermentation in 2nd and 3rd year barrels previously used for White Burgundy.
Aged in neutral barrels. 6 years sur lie on the cork. 10 grams dosage
This unique mix of all six of the region's indigenous grape varieties -- Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier and Arbane -- creates a delightfully fragrant and floral wine with exceptional depth. A fascinating and alluring Champagne.
The 2008 Brut 6 Cépages is bright, floral and nicely lifted in the glass, with plenty of lemon peel and white flower nuances. The 2008 is perhaps just a touch slender, but it is nicely balanced. Even with 10 grams of dosage, the 2008 is very bright. The 6 Cépages is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc and Arbane. Disgorged March 2017. Dosage is 10 grams per liter.
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