Simply the best NV Champagne available. When the quality is this good the price doesn’t really matter.
The Moncuit family has been making superb champagne in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the heart of the
Côte des Blancs, for more than 100 years. Mesnil Blanc de Blancs is a fantastic Grand Cru
Champagne that is complex on the nose, evoking honey and white peaches with a mineral character.
The citrus fruit flavours and yeasty notes are complexed by an iodized, saline character from its long
aging on the lees. It is perfect as an aperitif but with the structure to take on main dishes too!
The Moncuit family make their champagnes exclusively from their own 20 hectares of Chardonnay vines, mainly around Le Mesnil but supplemented by five in Sezanne to the south west from which they make the even less expensive Hugues de Coulmet cuvée. Their policy is to bottle one year’s produce at a time; they don’t blend in reserve wines. Only the wines they – for which read Nicole – see as genuinely superior are aged and sold as vintage dated champagne however.