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Les Vozémieux Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru - 2016

Robert Moncuit

4.30 / 5.0

white sparkling, extra-brut
Champagne AOC, France
On lees
~65 months
4300 UAH
not available
Robert Moncuit Les Vozémieux Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2016

The Les Vozémieux 2016 is a Blanc de Blancs Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. These grapes are harvested from the Grand Cru-classified Les Vozémieux lieu-dit near Oger, in the renowned Côte des Blancs. This Champagne is an Extra Brut, with a dosage of 0 g/l, highlighting the intense fruit ripeness and the striking minerality of the chalk terroir.


4.30 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Champagne Bag Vol. 1

This exceptional wine blossoms with a bit of time, revealing an intense and beautiful bouquet. It features yellow apples and lemon, seamlessly intertwined with notes of Jerez and honey. Additional layers of brioche, vanilla, and butter add to its complexity. The wine is voluminous, backed by nice acidity and a long, flavourful aftertaste. The oak treatment is masterful, enhancing complexity without overpowering it, thus maintaining the wine's (relative) elegance and avoiding vulgarity.

Wine #4 on Champagne Bag Vol. 1 event.

Robert Moncuit

Robert Moncuit's Champagne House has a rich history, tracing back to 1889 when Alex Moncuit, Robert's grandfather, first planted vineyards in the Champagne region. Robert Moncuit, the third generation, established the first estate-bottled champagne in 1928. Today, the estate is managed by his daughter Françoise and grandson Pierre Amillet, representing the fourth and fifth generations. They continue the family's tradition of producing exquisite Champagnes while embracing sustainable viticulture, free from chemical pesticides. The vineyards, spanning approximately 8 hectares around Le Mesnil-sur-Oger – a Grand Cru village in the Côte des Blancs – are ideal for producing Blanc de Blancs Champagnes from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The meticulous grape selection during hand harvest and the combination of steel tank and oak barrel vinification enhance the uniqueness of each Cuvée.

The Moncuit estate maintains a deep commitment to traditional methods, favoring them over modern technology. Grapes are harvested at peak ripeness, eliminating the need for chaptalization (adding sugar during fermentation). Each plot is pressed and vinified separately, allowing for complex blends. Malolactic fermentation is generally undertaken, except in exceptionally warm vintages. Aging occurs in both steel and oak barrels, with oak being particularly significant for single-vineyard wines. The estate's vineyards include prized plots in Les Vozémieux and Les Chétillons. Les Vozémieux, with vines planted in 1955, is located in the village of Oger and offers a north-facing aspect, contrasting with the south-facing Les Chétillons in Mesnil.