Champagne Moutard 6 Cepages Magnums
Champagne Moutard 6 Cepages
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 Cote 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.
Hand harvesting was followed by traditional pressing. Alcoholic fermentation took place in oak barrels formerly used to produce Meursault, Chassagne and Puligny Montrachet. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Aged for a minimum of three and a half years
10 – 20 year old vines. Vines are pruned during the first fortnight of March using the Chablis method. Vineyards are then ploughed and fertilised during the winter months. Hand harvested.
Moutard 6 Cepages Champagne is 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.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Chilled, not iced as an aperitif or to accompany any Asian inspired vegan dish.
Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Champagne / Champagne AOC