Champagne Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Brut NV (Magnum)


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Alcohol: 12,5%

Grape(s): Chardonnay

Localization: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France

Tasting notes: Moncuit’s NV Cuvee Pierre Moncuit-Delos Blanc de Blancs Brut is typically a rich, powerful, crisp effort displaying notes of chalk dust, white peaches, subtle honey, brioche, and yellow plums. Medium-bodied with gorgeous as well as persistent effervescence, and a dry fabulously pure, laser-like finish.

93 points Burghound: A complex, strikingly elegant, and airy nose features notes of baked bread, yeast, pear, green apple, and lovely spice notes. The refined character continues onto the absolutely delicious flavors that possess a moderately exuberant mousse before terminating in a dry, crisp, and slightly austere finish that is clean, refreshing, and persistent. This knockout is drinking perfectly now and is highly recommended.

The Domain: Nicole and Yves Moncuit have guided this excellent Domaine, located in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger since they took over from their father Pierre in 1977. Nicole, the winemaker, and grower, and Yves, in charge of the commercial side, are the latest generation in a line of vignerons that stems back more than a century. The Moncuit siblings own fifteen hectares of vines surrounding Mesnil, mostly old vines that average thirty years of age. Their high percentage of old rootstock is a rarity in Champagne, where vines are routinely replanted once they reach their twenty-fifth birthday.  

These old vines help to ideally convert what the chalky soils of Le Mesnil have to offer, concentrated fruit aromas entwined perfectly with captivating minerality and ideal acidity. The Moncuits also own four hectares of vines in the Côtes de Sézanne, whose grapes go into another cuvée called Hugues de Coulmet.