The Monmousseau Cuvee J.M. is produced Méthode Champenoise and much like Champagne it spends 3 years of its life aging in the winery's 15 km of underground tunnels which are the remains of an ancient stone quarry.
Fresh character of cut apple with well balanced acid, mineral and honey hazelnut characters the Monmousseau Cuvee J.M. delivers a rich and full palate. A superb aperitif that compliments charcuterie.
Produced in the vineyards of the Touraine region in Loire Valley, a region celebrated by many famous French poets and writers for more than 15 centuries. One of them, Jules Romain, said about the wines 'They are the essence of the French spirit'. The soil is based on the tuff stone (in which the tunnels are dug out), covered by granite, clay and flint. Very similar to the soil of Champagne by its characteristics, it ensures a nice balance between the acidity of the chalk and the ' earthy ' taste of clay to its wines. The climate is semi-continental. This avoids excessive coldness in the winter and extreme heat during summer days. It is exceptionally favourable to the growing of particular grape varieties.
The Cuvée JM is named after Justin Marcel one of the founders. It is based 100% chenin blanc also called PINOT DE LA LOIRE. In the Loire Valley and particularly in Touraine, it develops best its intrinsic qualities in harmony, thanks to the soil and climate. This grape variety is perfectly adapted to the bottle fermentation used to make Méthode Champenoise wines.
The Cuvée JM wine is produced according to the Méthode Champenoise process. It is kept lying down in underground tunnels, at a natural constant temperature of 12°C for to 36 months. The quality and elegance of this cuvée are mainly due to this long period of maturation which follows the bottle fermentation (secondary fermentation).
APPEARANCE AND TASTE
This pale yellow wine is bright and translucent. Its abundant and subtle bubbles are extremely fine and long-lasting in the flute.
Typical of the Chenin Blanc grape, the Cuvée JM wine is aromatic. It is the successful blend of a definite liveliness due to the slight acidity of this grape variety and its aromas. A wonderful balance in mouth.
|Grape Variety||Chenin Blanc|
|Food Pairing||Aperitif Charcuterie|
|Region||Touraine Loire Valley|
|Ageing Potential||Now and for the next 2 years|
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