who grows the grapes? who makes the wines?
what wines do they make?
All of the wines come from older vines than most of their neighbors, thirty years on average, and will in
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.
when did the winery start? when might you open a bottle?
Moncuit’s NV bottling is high toned and matches with many of the same sorts of foods that we associate with Chablis: semi-soft cow’s milk cheeses, white seafood prepared with herbs instead of heavy sauces, or something as simple as a homemade quesadilla. 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 ScallopsLobster and Halibut,
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 the winery?
why might you want to try a bottle?
how is it made?
In the winery, stainless steel takns 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,