Pierre Mignon, Cuvée Pure, Champagne, France
Champagne Pierre Mignon is a family owned house located in Le Breuil in the Marne Valley.
Over several generations, the family estate has grown significantly with vineyards in the Marne Valley, Côte des Blancs and Épernay. Mignon produces Champagnes with a fresh, vibrant character. All of the wines are made within their own cellars where attention to detail and quality is paramount.
A wine marked by the diversity of terroirs used to make it, resulting in a high-quality blend with impeccable character. Pierre Mignon’s 14 hectares are spread across the region, including the Marne Valley, Côtes des Blancs and Épernay. Plantings are predominantly Pinot Meunier, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, all meticulously harvested by hand.
In order to continually improve quality, Pierre Mignon has set up a very strict selection process for the grapes and pressed juices, with a meticulous settling stage and rigorous control of the fermentations. The extreme care taken over the production of the wines reduces the need for filtration, thereby preserving all of the flavour for the subsequent blends. Jean-Charles Mignon is responsible for all of Pierre Mignon’s Champagnes and regularly produces new wines such as Cuvée Pure. A delicate zero dosage blend matured in their cellars with 5 years on the lees.
No oak ageing
A straw yellow colour with fine and delicate bubbles. The aromas are complex, with hints of mushrooms, roasted hazelnuts and ripe fruit, with a wonderful sense of freshness carried by fine citrus fruit notes. On the palate it is luxurious and charming with perfectly integrated bubbles and round, full-bodied flavours that give way to notes of dried fruit and brioche. Poised acidity brings tension and backbone to this cuvée as well as persistent length.
Cuvée Pure makes an excellent addition to any meal but also has enough tension to be served as an aperitif.
Pinot Meunier 55%
Pinot Noir 10%
6 x 75cl
Award: Decanter 90 Points