Grands Cépages Meunier

Pinot Meunier is Champagne Baron-Fuenté’s emblematic grape variety and terroir, the Vallée de la Marne. Unfortunately, because it is hard to work with, notably requiring long cuvee ageing, it is often set aside in Champagne. However, when growing and vinifying the variety are perfectly mastered, a fabulous Grands Cépages Meunier is obtained. As the word ‘average’ is not part of our vocabulary, we have allowed it to freely and naturally express itself in our cellars for 8 years with no dosage.

Blend

100% Pinot Meunier

Characteristics

Ageing in cellar: 8 years on the lees
Dosage: 0 g/l

Tasting and appreciation

This pure Pinot Meunier begins with an explosion of fine bubbles forming a lively and enchanting cord, followed by an alluring creamy foam covering an intense golden robe. Its bouquet is scented with aromas of fresh hazelnut and raisins macerated in wine. Even before tasting it, you can sense its fresh, distinct, full-bodied and opulent qualities. The palate is like biting into a Golden apple only to discover subtle notes of dried fruit, peach and fig. This is a mature, finely toasted champagne that has kept an absolutely wonderful vivacity. You will be impressed with its rich finish.

Pairings

Our Grands Cépages Meunier cuvee is an ideal aperitif for champagne enthusiasts. Let yourself be cradled by its delicate bubbles that will transport you to the early morning of harvesting in the vineyard. It also is unquestionably a true drink to be served during meals. It is exquisitely paired with red meat and poultry with character such as quail with duck foie gras and figs or veal ribs with hazelnut cream sauce.

Awards

  • 2019 – Wine Enthusiast – 90/100
  • 2020  Gault & Millau 2021 – “Very good wine” – 14,5/20