Back Up The Truck: Champagne Edition -
Christophe Mignon Pur Meunier Brut Nature NV

Posted by Ian McFadden

“Christophe Mignon might very well be the finest grower in Champagne most people have not heard about”

- Antonio Galloni

Mignon came on our radar in 2013. He seemed to come from nowhere and have a handle on Meunier like few others do. It was impossible not to be fascinated.

Our previous Mignon offers have focused on his vintage bottlings. However, when we tasted his most recent NV bottling we were blown away.

Mignon's NV was so distinctive and overdelivered in such a big way that there was no question that this should be a "back up the truck" offer.

Meunier is Mignon's specialty. There are very few producers working with the grape who achieve a comparable level of finesse and detailed precision. The apt comparisons are Prevost and Chartogne-Taillet.

Mignon's is by far the best Meunier that we've tasted at this price point in many, many years. It has a stunning sleek and classy complexity. Antonio Galloni writes, it's "a wine of real finesse and nuance." That sums it up nicely.

The Mignon family has been growing vines for five generations in the Vallée de la Marne. He's in the prime Meunier villages of Le Breuil and Festigny, the former supplying acidity and mineral structure and the other endowing fruit and textural presence.

It's rare that we see a Champagne at this price with as much fascination, breeding and complexity. Mignon's under-the-radar status means that the wines are priced more gently than many of his peers. We suggest that you stock up on this.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Christophe Mignon Pur Meunier Brut Nature

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "A wine of real finesse and nuance, Mignon's NV Brut Nature Blanc de Noirs Pur Meunier is exquisite. Rich, layered and vinous, but never heavy, the Blanc de Noirs Pur Meunier speaks to grace above all else. The flavors are distinctly floral and savory, while the fruit lies more in the background. Hints of dried pear, brioche, dried herbs and flowers meld into the gracious, mid-weight finish. This is an especially understated wine from Christophe Mignon. The current release is equal parts 2013 and 2012 vintages, bottled with no dosage."


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