Including the famous '6 cepages'
agent: Hallgarten (www.hallgarten.co.uk)
vineyards in the Côte des Bar, in the south of the region, Moutard
make a large range of Champagnes. Their most well known is the 6 Cépages,
which is unusual in that it contains all six permitted Champagne
grape varieties: Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay,
Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (as an aside, at the end of the 19th
Century they had the full roster of 11 permitted varieties - Pinot
Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Arbane, Petit Meslier,
Gamay, Chasselas, Savagnin Blanc and the two extinct varieties
Troyen and Morillon).
based in the village of Buxeuil, and currently their holdings are a
respectable 21 hectares. 40% of the production is from their own
vineyards; 60% is negociant activity. Since 1982, François Moutard
has been at the head of the company, which he runs with his sisters
Agnès and Véronique.
Moutard Brut Grande Reserve Champ Persin NV
A Blanc de Blancs (Chardonnay) from a single vineyard just under
2 hectares in size. Fresh, tight and herby on the nose with nice
freshness and balance. The palate is wonderfully fresh and focused
with tight lemony fruit and lovely acidity. Very linear and bright.
Moutard 6 Cépages 2003
Focused and toasty with a herby nose. Bright and full. The
palate is bold and distinctive with fresh herbal characters and good
complexity. A really bold wine. 90/100
Moutard Cuvée Brut Prestige NV
Bold, fresh, tight and savoury with lovely focused fruit. Some
herbal notes: a gastronomic Champagne. 90/100
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