A consistent darling of the critics, the superb champagnes of Pierre Moncuit are currently overseen by Nicole Moncuit and her brother Yves. Established as recently as 1977, they have risen to the top rank among celebrated growers, their wines complex and age-worthy, and yet, at the same time, inviting, fleshy and offering masses of pleasure. A small house, it primarily produces fabulous Blanc de Blancs Champagne from Le Mesnil - one of only six 100% rated Grand Cru villages in the Cote de Blancs, home to the likes of Salon and Krug’s Clos du Mesnil, and where the Moncuits possess a number of fine Grand Cru vineyards, including the excellent and much-prized Les Chétillons. Much aligned with Antonio Galloni recent thoughts on terroir-driven wines from Champagne’s small producers, the Moncuit range is entirely estate grown, demonstrating that grower Champagnes can offer a level of individuality beyond the larger houses. We believe that in the very near future these wines are going to look like sensational values. Small, in the case of Moncuit, really is beautiful. Catch it while you can.