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Mesnil is holy ground for Chardonnay. Its chalky soils create an expression of the varietal that’s amazingly precise and full of energy. Mesnil supplies some of our most beloved expressions of Chardonnay and Champagne.
For many years, Pierre Amillet’s incredible expressions of Mesnil at Robert Moncuit have been our go-to. While Mesnil can lean towards the severe, with its mineral cut, the wonderful thing about Moncuit is how it presents Mesnil’s striking chalky elegance with plenty of charm. The wine is supremely pleasurable – with structure and integrity, yes, but all in the service of enjoyable drinking.
These are sensitively made and habit-forming Champagnes of the highest order where Mesnil shines in utter brilliance.