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
2013 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 May 2018.
A rich and mineral-driven Blanc de Noirs at an exceptional value.
The Moutard Père et Fils Grande Cuvée non-vintage Brut is its customary pure pinot noir in its newest iteration, which hails from the base year of 2013. The wine was finished off this year with a dosage of ten grams per liter, and of course, as is the house style, did not go through malo. The bouquet is pure and vibrant, offering up a lovely constellation of apple, white peach, patissière, flinty minerality and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, zesty and full-bodied, with a fine core, excellent mineral drive, frothy mousse and a very long, nascently complex finish. This is a lovely and very well-balanced wine that is still a tad on the young side, but is eminently drinkable today, but will be even better with a year or two in the cellar. Fine juice. 2017-2035.
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