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Moutard Grand Cuvee NV

£27.20

6 Bottles: £163.20

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Awards
90Pts, Wine Spectator, 2016
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
Silver, CSWWC, 2016

Country - France

Region - Champagne

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Champagne Moutard

Tasting notes - A fine, rich cuvée with a Pinot Noir base, it has a delicate mousse combined with a developed nose of butter, almond and brioche. Aged for three years on its fine lees, it has a toasty complexity and a long elegant finish.

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Fine and rich, with a developed nose of butter, almond
and brioche. Aged for three years on its fine lees, it has
a toasty complexity and a long elegant finish.
Producer Note
The Moutard family has been making wine since 1642. François Moutard's 21
hectares of vines are located in Buxeuil on the Côte de Bar, the highest region in
Champagne. Over the generations the Moutard family has explored the potential of
the different terroirs, maintaining traditions while experimenting with different grapes
varieties. François is one of the very few growers who can produce a Champagne -
6 Cépages - which is made up of the six permitted grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot
Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier and Arbane.
Vineyard
The Côte de Bars in the Aube department of Champagne region, is the highest
Champagne producing area, the most southern and the closest to Burgundy. Pinot
Noir thrives particularly well here, on the clay and limestone soils. This terroir is unique
in Champagne and is very similar to the Chablis soil, with Kimmeridgian chalk and
clay which impart pure and mineral complexity to the resulting wine. The vineyards
are ploughed and fertilised during the winter months, using preparations from animal
and mineral origins. The vines are pruned during the first fortnight of March using the
Guyot method. Once the grapes have reached optimum phenolic ripeness, they
are harvested by hand.
Winemaking
Manually harvested, the grapes were gently pressed in a pneumatic press, followed
by a cold settling at 7°C. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks
between 18°C and 20°C, to maintain the integrity of the primary aromas. Produced
according to the Traditional Methode Champenoise, the secondary fermentation
took place in the bottle at 15°C. This elegant Grand Cuvée Champagne then spent
a minimum of three years on its fine lees.
Tasting Note
A fine, rich cuvée with a Pinot Noir base, it has a delicate mousse combined with a
developed nose of butter, almond and brioche. Aged for three years on its fine lees,
it has a toasty complexity and a long elegant finish.
Serving Suggestion
The perfect apéritif, this versatile wine also has the character to accompany many
foods, canapés, terrines, smoked salmon and lightly spiced Asian cuisine.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

Awards
90Pts, Wine Spectator, 2016
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
Silver, CSWWC, 2016

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Data sheet

Vintage
NV
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles