In 1889, Robert Moncuit’s grandfather acquired and developed the vineyard. In 1928, Robert Moncuit, a passionate 3rd generation grower, released his first wine made only from Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru Chardonnay.
Robert Moncuit shares the region of Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru with other famous houses include Boizel, Delamotte, and Duval-Leroy as well as global Champagne icons Salon, Louis Roederer and Krug. The 100% Chardonnay wine undergoes fermentation in stainless steel and is aged for 4 years before release.
…displays bright white fruit and floral aromas on the pure and chalky, very elegant nose. The delicate mousse gives way to a very mineral and persistent taste on the palate… full of character and complexity; it is lovely, pure, and shows lots of finesse and a very good length. 91 points, Antonio Galloni.
This is an excellent blanc de blancs with some bottle age adding toasted-bread, cracked-yeast complexity to its rich Chardonnay fruit. It remains fresh and alive in the mouth with good acidity, nerve and lip-smacking dryness. Focused, long and linear. 93 points, Huon Hooke.
Mineral-laced aromas of pear, honey, lemon pith and white flowers. Densely packed orchard and citrus fruit flavours are enlivened by chalky minerality and a hint of ginger. Refreshingly bitter and precise on the finish, with the mineral note strongly repeating. 91 points, Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar.
Yellow colour. Fresh, lively, toasty nose with precision and purity. There’s a really lively citrussy core with some richer, toasty, hazelnut notes in the background. Tight, zippy and lively. 90 points, Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak (UK).
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.