At Pierre Moncuit the wines are all from single villages and single years—this one from the family’s parcels in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and the 2016 vintage. Fermented spontaneously in stainless steel, it is markedly tense and holds a lot of energy in its structure, even though it underwent malolactic conversion. There’s an elegant earthiness in its spring-meadow scent, like Queen Anne’s lace, and a note of green tea that extends through flavors of lemons and tangy orange. Cool and refreshing.
Polaner Selections, Mount Kisco, NY
Pierre Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Delos Blanc de Blancs
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This story appears in the print issue of December 2020.
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