Champagne Moutard Cuvee 6 Cepages 2005
The Moutards have been making wine since 1642. Francois Moutard's 21- hectare vineyard is situated in Buxeuil at the extreme south east of Champagne on the Côte des Bar, the highest region in Champagne. Pinot Noir thrives particularly well on the clay and limestone soils. Francois is one of the few growers who still grow the Arbane grape; as he also grows the Petit Meslier, he is one of the very few vignerons who can produce a Champagne - 6 Cepages – which is made up of the six allowable grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier and Arbane.
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Robert Parker 90 Points Champagne Moutard is a traditional family run business situated in the picturesque village of Buxeuil, France. The vineyards are located in the southern part of Champagne, on the sunny slopes of the Cotes des Bar. Very old cellar books relate their activity as vine growers back to the 17th century. Their Champagnes are made from their own grapes. The clay and chalky soil of the Cotes des Bar gives a rich and very specific aroma to the traditional champagne vines, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In order to offer perfectly mature Champagnes, the cuvees are left to mature in their cellars for a minimum of three years and up to fifteen years for vintage champagnes. A very rare production of Champagne made from the six grape varietals allowed for this appellation Grapes : Equal quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Petit Meslier and Arbane. Region: France / Champagne / Buxeuil AOC Maker : Francois Moutard Notes : Very elegant, steady bubbles complement the autolytic and citrus fruit flavours in this medium bodied wine. Serve : Chilled, not iced as an aperitif or to accompany seafood and fish dishes. ABV : 12% Suitable for Vegetarians
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One of the very few Champagnes produced from the six varieties permitted for the appellation. Very steady bubbles complement the biscuity and citrus fruit flavours in this medium bodied wine. Refined and elegant.
Dietary Information: All-Natural
Closure: Crown Cap
Aged 42 months in French Oak.
|Total Acidity: 16 grams per liter|