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.
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. Pinot Noir develops beautiful characters on this terroir while the Chardonnays are particularly generous in the microclimates around Troyes and les Riceys area, where Moutard is based.
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.