Moncuit Cuvee Nicole Moncuit Vv Blanc De Blancs  2004 750ml
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Moncuit Cuvee Nicole Moncuit Vv Blanc De Blancs 2004

Moncuit - Champagne - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Moncuit Cuvee Nicole Moncuit Vv Blanc De Blancs 2004

Rated 92 by Robert Parker
All the best elements of the Moncuit house style and this important Chardonnay vintage come through in the 2004 Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee Nicole Moncuit Vieilles Vignes. Hints of pear, white peaches, spices and dried flowers are woven together beautifully. The 2004 is rich, resonant and deeply expressive of these 90-100 year vines. A creamy, textured finish balances the wine’s inherent tension nicely. This is a great showing from Moncuit. Dosage was 6 grams per liter. Disgorged: July 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.
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Winery: Moncuit

Varietal: Champagne Blend

The careful blending of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal grapes has long been the secret to the success of the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region. The wines of this region have gone down in history as the finest example of France's sparkling produce, and the methods of processing the grapes in this region have been imitated in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are actually seven different grape varietals allowed to be included in a Champagne sparkling wine, although grape varietals such as Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Pinot Gris are used less and less commonly in its production. Whilst the Chardonnay varietal grapes offer their distinctive biscuit flavor and wonderful astringency, it is the Pinot Noir grapes (most commonly used for producing beautifully light red wines) which give the Champagne wines their length and backbone.

Region: Champagne

The region of Champagne in the north-easterly part of France has, for hundreds of years, been known for the production of high quality, elegant and characterful sparkling white wines. Champagne wines continue to dominate the market for sparkling wines, and are the envy of many countries, with plenty of producers attempting to emulate their unique practices. The chalky, mineral-rich soils of this high altitude region are ideal for growing the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Petit Meunier varietal grapevines which cover the region and are usually blended together in the production of Champagne wine. The climate of Champagne is far cooler than other famous wine regions in France, but the wineries which are found all over the area have generations of expertise, and have no problems in producing vast quantities of their famous produce for the world market.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.