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 Bluebill 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.
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.