Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2006 and 2008 from HK$415/Bt Only

Champagne Pierre Moncuit is based in the superb Côtes des Blancs village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. While the Moncuit family can trace their origins as grape growers in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger as far as 1889, it wasn't until the early 1950s that Pierre Moncuit began bottling their own Champagnes. Since 1977, the viticulture and vinification are managed by Pierre's daughter, Nicole Moncuit, while the commercial side of the business is managed by his son, Yves; and since 2007, Nicole's daughter, Valerie, is also taking part in the day-to-day with her mother and uncle. The Champagne house owns 20 hectares of vines, in which 15 of them are located in the Grand Cru commune of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, with the remaining five in Sézanne, along with a bit of Pinot Noir from the village of Ambonnay. Moncuit's vines are among the oldest to be found in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger as the family has not replanted any of their parcels in more than thirty years, and the vines continue to produce fruit that clearly translates the nuances of their respective terroirs. All Moncuit wines are produced from a single vintage, with no reserve wines blended into the non-vintage bottlings. According to Nicole, this practice allows each wine to more precisely express its particular growing season and makes the evolution in the cellar more fascinating year after year. Additionally, all bottlings undergo a full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and are then aged 24-36 months prior to release.

A Chardonnay-centric Champagne house, Moncuit produces 4 distinct Blanc de Blancs cuvées and a small amount of Brut Rosé made entirely of Grand Cru fruit. As they strongly emphasize on the expression of terroir in their wines, wines from different villages are never blended (except for Brut Rosé). Their productions are quintessential examples of Blanc de Blancs Champagne, with racy, superb expressions of the underlying chalky soils in which they are grown, and generous, youthful fruit expressions that makes them ideal wines to drink immediately, but still retaining all of the structural integrity necessary to age beautifully for years to come.

Today we are pleased to offer a selection of their Champagne from 2006 and 2008 with varying dosage (sugar levels) which allows for a good side-by-side comparison. All received very good reviews by wine critic Antonio Galloni (detailed tasting notes provided below), take your pick of any combination of the below to enjoy special prices of HK$430 per bottle for 4 bottles+, or HK$415 per bottle for 8 bottles+ -

Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2006 / 2008 (Single bottle or Mixed Combination)

HK$460 per bottle HK$430 per bottle if taking 4 bottles or above of any combination of the below selections HK$415 per bottle if taking 8 bottles or above of any combination of the below selections ETA 8-10 weeks Pierre Moncuit Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millesimé 2008 94pts Antonio Galloni The 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is a fabulous wine from this great Champagne vintage. Given the extended time on the lees (more than ten years) the 2008 shows quite a bit of complexity that has developed in bottle. Baked apple tart, spice, apricot, orange peel, spice, hazelnut and coffee are some of the many aromas and flavors that shape this wonderfully complex Champagne from Moncuit. The 2008 is in an ideal place for drinking now, as it offers a great deal of complexity. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged November 2020. Pierre Moncuit Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millésimé 2008 94pts Antonio Galloni Moncuit's Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millesimé shows a different facet of its personality in this version, with lower dosage vis-à-vis the Brut version. Here the flavors are brighter and more sculpted throughout. Hints of toastiness, almond and tangerine oil add an exotic flair that makes the Extra Brut absolutely beguiling. Lower dosage seems to exalt the minerality and bright acids of the year, while pushing the fruit a bit into the background. Both Brut and Extra Brut bottlings are terrific; choosing among them comes down to personal preference. Dosage is grams per liter. Disgorged November 2020. Pierre Moncuit Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2006 93pts Antonio Galloni The 2006 Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is a big, powerful wine. Just beginning to show the first signs of aromatic nuance, the 2006 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Hazelnut, dried pear, spice, menthol and licorice open up as the 2006 fills out its frame. Large-scaled and ample, the 2006 is another highly expressive and impeccable Champagne from Moncuit. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: November 2014. Pierre Moncuit Non-Dosé Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2006 93pts Antonio Galloni The 2006 Non-Dosé Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru offers a super-appealing interplay of Mesnil vibrancy and the complexity that develops with extended time on its lees, which makes for a fascinating and totally beguiling Champagne. More than anything else, the 2006 is in a gorgeous place for drinking now, as all the elements are very nicely balanced. Apricot, hazelnut, chamomile, mint, dried flowers, pastry and light tropical overtones add wonderful shades of nuance. No dosage. Disgorged: February, 2019. Subject to final confirmation.

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