who grows the grapes at Champagne Pierre Moncuit? who makes the wines?
what wines do they make at Champagne Pierre Moncuit?
Moncuit’s NV comes from just one vintage as opposed to being a blend to a house style, and you will notice a difference in the wine year in and year out, something we look forward to with each shipment.
In addition to the Blanc de Blancs, we also carry the very unique Rosé that blends 20% of Grand Cru Pinot Noir from Ambonnay into 80% Chardonnay from Mesnil, resulting in a wine unlike many we have tasted.
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when did Champagne Pierre Moncuit start? when might you open a bottle?
Where the vintage wines are concerned, there are myriad possibilities that change as the wines age. Think of accompaniments that will compliment the best Chardonnays including Bay Scallops, Lobster and Halibut, or slow poached / roasted chicken. Older vintages will lean towards toasted-brioche flavors and some of the softer years pair gloriously with Foie Gras. Whichever direction you chose, don’t wait exclusively for a special occasion to open the bottle.
The history of this estate goes back to Nicole Moncuit’s grandfather. A tour of the “Memory Cave” in Moncuit’s cellars shows the family collection of wines going back to the 1930’s. As Nicole Moncuit explained, at this age the wines are intellectual pursuits, connecting to past generations. They may have fewer bubbles, but they still have quite a lot to say.
where is Champagne Pierre Moncuit?
In Chicago, you can find Champagne Pierre Moncuit at many of the finest restaurants and small retailers including spots like Alinea, Knightsbridge, the Bristol, Nico and many, many more.
why might you want to try a bottle?
how is wine made at Champagne Pierre Moncuit?
In the winery, stainless steel tanks are favored over oak to further preserve purity and malolactic fermentation is encouraged thanks to the natural acid present in most every harvest of these older vines at Le Mesnil.
Dosage – or the addition of sugar to round out Champagne, is minimal, and the house style is decidely drier than many. In special vintages, Moncuit releases a Vintage, a Brut, and an Extra Brut / Non-Dosage. This final wine is possible only in years when the grapes have a rare combination of body and acidity that allows for the vinification of a balanced wine without additional sugars.