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Grand Cru Réserve Perpétuelle (d2022) - NV

Robert Moncuit

4.20 / 5.0

Type
white sparkling, extra-brut
Region
Champagne AOC, France
Vintage
NV
Disgorged
2022-03
On lees
N/A
Grapes
Chardonnay
Alcohol
12
Sugar
3
Price
2706 UAH
Cellar
1 bottles
Robert Moncuit Grand Cru Réserve Perpétuelle (d2022) NV

Ratings

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Home

Nose offers a complex fusion of butter, nuts, Jerez, damp cellar, lemon candy, and sweet spices. The palate is reminiscent of cider, marked by refreshing acidity and dryness. Persistent finish with hints of salted peanut butter, spices, candy, and cider.

There is no way back, it's a quintessential peanut butter in a liquid form infused with bubbles.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Home

This wine presents a beautiful bouquet, rich with cider, Jerez, lemon, sweet spices, butter, honey, and candy. The contrast between the intense aroma and the more delicate palate adds an intriguing layer of complexity, leaving you pondering whether it's a point of contention or attraction. Regardless, the wine is quite vibrant, balanced, and flavourful on the palate. The long and beautiful aftertaste continues to delight, offering notes of salted peanut, spices, candy, and cider, further enhancing its layered and engaging profile.

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.