375 ML, 750 ML, 1.5 L, 3 L
100% Pinot Noir
10-20 year old Pinot Noir vines planted in the Cote des Bars, the warmest part of the Champagne region.
Multiple parcels, exposures varies
Clay-limestone with kimmeridgien bands like in Chablis. In fact, the Cote des Bars is closer in procimity to Chablis than to Epernay.
Traditional farming, hand harvested
2014 base vintage; fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tank, no malo
Aged on the lees for three years before bottling in May. 10 grams dosage; disgorged September 2019.
A rich and mineral-driven Blanc de Noirs at an exceptional value.
Moutard’s NV Brut Grande Cuvée, 100% Pinot Noir, is rich, creamy and inviting. Brioche, pastry, spice and backed pear all flesh out in a pretty, easygoing Champagne that will drink well right out of the gate. The 10 grams of dosage is a bit on the high side, but it works well here just the same. This release is based on 2016, with 30% reserve wines. Dosage: 10 gr/L. Disgorged: April, 2019.
The new release of Moutard’s Grand Cuvée non-vintage Brut is from the base year of 2014 and was disgorged in September of 2019. The wine is its customary one hundred percent pinot noir and was finished with a dosage of ten grams per liter. It offers up a pure and complex bouquet of apple, white peach, bread dough, a fine base of chalky soil and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and nicely soil-driven, with a lovely core, elegant mousse and a long, complex and very well-balanced finish. Once again, this is first class non-vintage Brut. 2020-2035. 91.
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