Christophe Mignon


Christophe Mignon Pur Meunier|Brut Nature

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic Producer

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Festigny

Festigny

What to expect


This is a great example of how good a pure 100% pinot meunier can look when under the right hands. There is lots of juicy red apple, soft red fruits, spicy complexity and the right balance between fruit and acidity. It is brut nature (fermented to dryness with no added sugar) which highlights its vinous nature. There is a little tartness on the finish which is welcome. Overall, well-made grower champagne with plenty of character.

$94.99

Club Price $89.30 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic Producer

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

What to expect


This is a great example of how good a pure 100% pinot meunier can look when under the right hands. There is lots of juicy red apple, soft red fruits, spicy complexity and the right balance between fruit and acidity. It is brut nature (fermented to dryness with no added sugar) which highlights its vinous nature. There is a little tartness on the finish which is welcome. Overall, well-made grower champagne with plenty of character.

About the house

About the house


Food pairing

Christophe Mignon comes from a long line of farmers in the hamlet of Le-Mesnil-le-Huttier, 13 miles west of Epernay.  His 6.3 hectares of vines were planted by his great-grandparents and are spread among thirty parcels. This area south of the Marne River is known for its high percentage of pinot meunier grapes, which is particularly well suited to the deep clay and chalky soils dominating the terrain.Mignon’s unique approach to viticulture combines natural practices including biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. He likens nature to a rubik’s cube, always changing and offering up new challenges. Christophe has the mind of an engineer and the heart and soul of a fifth generation farmer.Christophe and his wife Laurence have followed the lunar calendar for 20 years, allowing the moon’s cycles to dictate their work in the vineyards and in the cellar. They strives to follow the rhythm of nature and explains, “the moon for a vigneron is like a metronome for a musician.”  In seeking harmony between the root system and everything that happens above ground, Mignon employs one person per hectare in his vineyards. This ambitious and costly ratio helps to obtain very low yields and directly contributes to the high quality of mature fruit at harvest.Mignon prefers his wines on the drier side and picking at optimum ripeness allows for little to no dosage (added sugar). Additionally, very minimal amounts of sulfur are used. Seán and Françoise Gilley - Terroirs Store

Food pairing


 Goats cheese and mushroom tart with flaky pastry... Or on it's own.

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