Champagne Moutard is an historic family estate tracing its origins in Champagne back to 1642; and, the origins of its flagship Côte des Bas vineyard site back as far as the Roman era. Today, this site, planted atop characteristic clay and limestone soils, is home to the three main varietals of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. Both the Rosé and Grande Cuvée bottlings from Moutard are produced from 100% Pinot Noir. The grapes are carefully hand harvested and vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve purity and freshness, with additional complexity achieved through the use of older reserve stocks.
CHAMPAGNE BRUT GRAND CUVÉE NV (HALF BOTTLE 375ML)
There are few wine regions with more history than Champagne, and the house of Moutard is a perfect example. Population records show the presence of the founding families residing in Champagne since the mid 17th century, with findings of early notations of wine production not long after. The techniques of fermenting, blending, and aging have been passed down through several generations, and the results are excellent examples of everything we love about Champagne: refreshing acidity, vibrant fruit, with deep earthy and biscuit flavours. Aged in the house cellar for at least 3 years, the Brut Grand Cuvée is made from 100% Pinot Noir, giving this Champagne extra power and structure.
Typically, when pairing Champagne with food, the lighter the dish the better: oysters, canapés, and light cheeses immediately come to mind. This particular Champagne is a Blanc de Noirs–a white Champagne made from red grapes (100% Pinot Noir). Accordingly, the structure and biscuit flavours will be stronger, opening up potential pairings to include such fare as light pastas, seafood, or poultry.
A dreamy pairing would be crispy, fried mushrooms. Because of their shared earthiness, mushrooms and Pinot Noir go together like…PB & J. Pinot Noir as a sparkling is no exception. Champagne has brilliant amounts of acidity. And acidity, as it relates to food pairing, balances out fat.
“This well-cut Champagne is lacy in texture, carrying well-meshed flavors of white raspberry, verbena, pastry and honey. Focused, with a lightly juicy, minerally finish. Drink now through 2020. 8,000 cases made.” –AN, Wine Spectator
91 / 100 Points
Producer: Champagne Moutard
Wine: Champagne Brut Grand Cuvée (Half Bottle 375mL)
Origin: Champagne, France
Case Pack: 12 x 375mL
Price: $33.95 per bottle
Availability: Consignment product, please CONTACT US to purchase.