Moutard Cuvée des 2 Sœurs Champagne, France
What’s even more special though, is that it is made using a Solera system in an oak vat, meaning some new barrel-fermented wine is added to the Cuvée every year (about 60% new wine goes in the tank every vintage).
It is also a Brut Nature that receives no dosage (zero added sugar).
But how good is Moutard Cuvée des 2 Sœurs Champagne?
This Champagne wine comes in a bright lemon-yellow color of medium intensity, almost average (for a Champagne) to look at, although it probably has a little more shiny gold hues that your ‘everyday’ bubbly.
The nose is actually quite restrained, almost vegetal and smelling mostly of hay. Not so exciting!
Yes, there are some spicy nutmeg tones, a little vanilla, perhaps some floral elderflower aromas. But nothing too exciting 🙁
Put the wine in your mouth though, and you’re immediately struck by the utter balance and smoothness stuffed in this Champagne wine.
It’s hard to describe, but the acidity and minerality in here are simply outstanding, but they don’t come alone.
They come with an utterly smooth and buttery, creamy texture that never feels heavy or overdone, but just simply enjoyable from being a world of delicate oaky smooth creaminess.
While the primary fruit characters were shy on the nose, they burst into shiny lime and lemon flavors on the palate, coated with the creamy butter, the sweet spices in such a subtle and elegant way.
Concentration, minerality, freshness, and utter smoothness is gathered somehow magically in this Cuvée wine it’s almost hard to believe. Certainly, it’s difficult to fully get your head around it and understand. Even harder to describe with words…
What’s certain for me though, is that this Cuvee des 2 Sœurs provides a remarkable experience, very surprising in many ways as it’s unexpected.
Simply absolutely delightful…
92/100 for an absolute quality scoring. Way higher for me in terms of pure enjoyment and uniqueness of the tasting experience.
Go for it while/if you can 🙂