Pur Meunier
Brut Nature

32,00

Composition : 100% Meunier
Added Sugar : 0 g/l
Grapes Harvested : 2014/2015 (50% each year)
Date of disgorgement : Following the lunar calendar
Contents : 0. 75l and 1.5l

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Description

Terroir
The vines are located in the municipalities of Festigny and Le Breuil.
Soil: A silty, clay limestone, characteristic of the Marne valley.
Orientation: South/South-West
Vines: Average age of the plots is 44 years.
Our working methods are “alternative” but without any certification, we work in accordance with the lunar calendar (see our website for explanation).

Harvest
Manually harvested with careful monitoring and control of grape maturity. We use two pneumatic presses, 2000 and 4000 kgs capacity.

Wine Making
Each plot’s produce is stored separately in stainless steel or enamelled steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation. Bottled in 2016 with careful control of the second fermentation. Vinfied and stored separately for 5 months on the lees before blending. After an average “in bottle” ageing of 24 months each cuvée is disgorged on a favourable date chosen according to the lunar calendar. This date is indicated on the label.

Tasting-Press
Gault&Millau 2017 : 16/20
“A fine, ephemeral bubble which reveals the warm presence of alcohol. The nose radiates with dense and deep fragrances of yellow plum, jasmin and bergamot, with a subtle ‘toasting’ of dried fruits. On the palate, a crystalline minerality lends a purity of texture, a bewitching vortex both creamy and crisp ravishes the taste buds. The perfect partner for foie gras with espelette chilli pepper.”

Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017 : 14,5/20
“This 100% Pinot Meunier impresses with the purity and strength of its flavour. Very passionate.”

RVF “spécial Fêtes” – nos 150 meilleurs Champagnes : 16,5/20
“Understated nose, wild, long on the palate, very pure, notes of pear, creamy, flavour that builds, a wine-lover’s wine.”

Antonio Galloni (dec 2017/93 pts) : “It’s a fabulous wine that captures the essence of Christophe Mignon’s style. Rich and resonant on the palate, the Pur Meunier exudes creaminess. This is an especially weighty expression of Meunier, and yet all the elements are very nicely balanced. Red fruit, dried pear, smoke, menthol and hazelnut notes slowly open up in the glass adding further shades of nuance. Expressive mineral notes extend the finish while providing an attractive counterpoint to the dense, pliant fruit. Mignon’s Pur Meunier is one of the most distinctive wines being made in Champagne today. Don’t miss it!”