Grapes: 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir
Localization: Mesnil, Cotes des Blancs, Champagne, France
Tasting Notes: "The NV Brut Rosé is an unusual wine in that it is rich, ample and big in texture, certainly more so than the Blancs de Blancs. That’s the result of blending in 25% Pinot from Bouzy, where the wines are naturally very rich both in flavor and texture. Bright red cherry, mint, flowers and chalk all race from the glass in this super-expressive and wonderfully inviting Rosé Champagne from Moncuit. Dosage: 8 gr/L." -
The Domain: In 1889 Pierre Moncuit and his wife, Odile Moncuit-Delos, established the house of Champagne Pierre Moncuit. Since 1977, Nicole Moncuit has managed the vineyards and made the wine, while her brother Yves has managed the sales. More recently, Nicole’s daughter Valérie has been actively assisting in the cellar.
Mesnil lies smack in the middle of the Côte des Blancs and is its most celebrated village, in no small part because of the vintages of Salon Champagne and the single-vineyard Clos du Mesnil, owned, of course, by Krug. The wines of Mesnil are known above all for steely elegance and minerality, and those from chez Pierre Moncuit—which has some of the oldest vines along the entire Côte—superbly reflect these qualities.
100% Chardonnay from our Grand cru terroir. Dosage of about 6 grams. The vintages are a reflection of our fabulous terroir. They always have at least 8 years of ageing in the cellar when we offer them. The 2006 vintage is iodized and saline.