The grapes undergo a gentle pneumatic pressing, followed by cold settling at 7C. Primary fermentation in temperature controlled tanks between 18-20C. Secondary fermentation in bottle following the traditional Methode Champenoise at 15C. A minimum of 36 months of lees ageing in bottle prior to bottling in April- May.
This terroir is unique in Champagne and is very similar to the Chablis soil, with Kimerigien chalk and clay which gives pure and mineral characters to the wines.
The vines are pruned during the first fortnight of March using the Royat method. A green harvest or "étulage" takes place at the end of May, to enhance the quality of the grapes. The harvest is by hand.
The Moutard family has been making wine since 1642. Since then they were always keen on exploring the potential of different terroirs, maintaining traditions as well as experimenting with different grapes varieties. Francois Moutard's 21 hectares vineyard are in Buxeuil on the Côte de Bar.
On the sunny slopes of the Côte des Bar Pinot Noir thrives particularly well on the clay and limestone soils. Vines are pruned during the first fortnight of March using the Guyot method. Vineyards are then ploughed and fertilised during the winter months. Hand harvested.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir exclusively from Grand Cru classified villages, this Champagne has a bright golden hue with a delicate mousse. Rich and powerful, with dried fruits and toasty notes on the nose following through on the palate with a lovely elegant, lingering finish.
This versatile wine is the perfect accompaniment to terrines, pâtés, Cornish pastries, ham, grilled beets, as well as spicy food including Latin American and Asian cuisine.
Bin Nos.:0139, 0140, 0143
Producer: Maison Moutard
Vintage: Non Vintage
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir Grape Varieties: exclusively sourced from Grape Varieties: classified Grand Cru villages
Status: Sparkling, Vegetarian, Vegan
Dry/Sweet: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
abv: 12.0% Bottle sizes: 37.5cl, 75cl & 150cl abv: 12.0% (A Magnum is equivalent to 2 bottles)