Moutard Prestige Champagne - NV
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
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 can produce a '6 Cepages' Champagne made up of the six allowable grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier and Arbane.
The 10 – 20 year-old Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines are hand harvested and the blend is aged for a minimum of three and a half years.
This is a very elegant Champagne, with a fine mousse and a lovely biscuity character on the nose and palate which lasts through to the finish.