Pierre Moncuit Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru NV
(Champagne, France) - [VM 92] [JG 90]
Regular price $70.00 Sale price $54.97 Save $15.03
In 1889 Pierre Moncuit and his wife, Odile Moncuit-Delos, established the house of Champagne Pierre Moncuit. Since 1977, Nicole Moncuit has managed the vineyards and made the wine, while her brother Yves has managed the sales. More recently, Nicole’s daughter Valérie has been actively assisting in the cellar. Mesnil lies smack in the middle of the Côte des Blancs and is its most celebrated village. The wines of Mesnil are known above all for steely elegance and minerality, and those from chez Pierre Moncuit—which has some of the oldest vines along the entire Côte—superbly reflect these qualities.
The Moncuit siblings own 15 hectares of vines surrounding Mesnil, mostly old vines that average 30 years of age. Their high percentage of old rootstock is a rarity in Champagne, where vines are routinely replanted once they reach their 25th birthday.
Always from a single vintage and aged up to 36 months sur lattes. No reserve wines are used. 2016 base vintage.
This blend of 75% Chardonnay from 40+ year old vines in the Grand Cru of Le Mesnil and 25% Grand Cru Pinot vines from Bouzy is on the delicate, pretty end of the Rosé Champagne spectrum. 8 gr/l dosage. Disgorged July 2019.
1,000 cases made.
Ratings & Reviews
"The NV Brut Rosé is an unusual wine in that it is rich, ample and big in texture, certainly more so than the Blancs de Blancs. That’s the result of blending in 25% Pinot from Bouzy, where the wines are naturally very rich both in flavor and texture. Bright red cherry, mint, flowers and chalk all race from the glass in this super-expressive and wonderfully inviting Rosé Champagne from Moncuit. I loved it. Dosage: 8 gr/L." -Antonio Galloni (October 2019)
90 Points - John Gilman:
"The new release of Pierre Moncuit Brut Rosé is composed of seventy-five percent chardonnay from Mesnil and twenty-five percent pinot noir from Ambonnay. It was disgorged in July of 2019 and finished with a dosage of eight grams per liter. It is a beautiful, pale salmon color and offers up a bright bouquet of strawberries, a touch of rhubarb, gentle smokiness, chalky soil tones and a dollop of clove in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, fullbodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core, refined mousse, fine balance and a long, succulent and complex finish. This is stylish and drinking very well right now. 2020-2030+" (June 2020)