Robert Moncuit Vintage Champagne 2013
A family-run estate with organic vineyards, Champagne Robert Moncuit has a five generation history. Alex Moncuit started the vineyard in 1889, and in 1928 his grandson Robert created his first cuvée and Champagne Robert Moncuit was born. Robert continued to produce this exceptional Champagne until his death in 1987. His daughter Francoise took over the estate, and her son Pierre has been winemaker since 2000. Until 2000 all the wine was sold in France. The estate has 8 hectares under vine in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger which is the same renowned village where Krug's famous 'Clos du Mesnil' vineyard designate is made, and the Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is where the Salon family first realized and then convinced the world that this area was beautifully suited for Champagne made from 100% Chardonnay.
The Moncuit family produces all 'Blanc de Blancs' Champagne, meaning 100% Chardonnay. Their vines are tended without the use of pesticides and herbicides. The fruit is hand-harvested and sorted, with each parcel vinified separately to optimize the outcome of blending. All of the wines are fermented and raised in tank, the goal being contact with the lees. The malos happen naturally, they do not filter nor chapitalize. This 'Millesime' is from a single vintage, 2013, and is a superb blanc de blancs cuvée from Mesnil-sur-Oger, made from all of the domaine’s oldest Chardonnay vines from Mesnil, excluding the Chetillons parcels. Look for a glorious bouquet of lemon rind, dried orange peel, hazelnuts, ripe citrus, pear and brioche. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, fresh and racy, with a fine, elegant mousse, excellent definition and a long, chalky finish.
|Region||France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs|