The Moncuit family have a generations-long history of making exquisitely expressive Grand Cru Champagne in the Côte des Blancs. Robert Moncuit’s Réserve Perpétuelle is a blend of various vintages, matured in separate vats then meticulously combined, with a dosage of 2g per litre.
The energy and salt mineral drive of Le Mesnil are all consuming, laying out a very fine, mouth-filling texture and beautifully define acid line. Almost ripe apricots, lemons and crunchy white peaches define a refreshingly pure aperitif style of great integrity and excellent length. A stunning and exact portrait of Le Mesnil.
94 points, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
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.