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In 1889, Robert Moncuit's grandfather bought the first vineyards of the domain. In 1928, Robert Moncuit took over the business in the third generation and launched his own collection, which exclusively contains Grand Cru Chardonnay from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger - among the best terroir there is in Champagne.
Since 2000, grandson Pierre Amillet, a gifted oenologist, has been in charge of the business and continues his family's vision: to bring out the terroir of Le Mesnil as authentically as possible, to use few herbicides and to strengthen the natural microcosm of the vineyard. In recent years, they have reactivated more and more old cultivation methods, placing them above modern technology in their functionality. The grapes are harvested at their naturally ripest point, avoiding the addition of sugar during fermentation (chaptalisation). Each parcel is pressed and vinified separately, so that they are later able to produce the most sophisticated and complex assemblages. Malolactic fermentation is carried out except for very warm vintages. The ageing in the cellar takes place in steel as well as in barrique barrels (especially for the single vineyards).
All of the family's vineyards are located in Les Mesnil-dur-Oger, including 2.17 hectares in the famous Les Chétillons vineyard, some of which date back to the 1950s. Until 2008, rather classic basic cuvées and a vintage were produced, and finally a rosé was added. Since 2008, however, Pierre has finally caught the single-vineyard fever and, perhaps spurred on by the success of his neighbour Pierre Péters, there is now also a Lieu-Dit Les Chétillons. In 2010, the single-vineyard Les Vozémieux was released and there are further treasures in the cellar that will be released in the next few years.
Robert Moncuit's champagnes are extremely precise and of enormous radiance. The basic cuvées are already a perfect introduction to the world of the Côte des Blancs, vintage and single vineyard are for us, due to their precision, minerality and complexity, among the best cuvées currently being produced in Champagne.
Facts: R.M., Côte des Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, 8 ha., 60,000 bottles/year, ageing in steel & wood, mainly malolactic fermentation.