WOTW: Champagne Moutard 6 Cépages, 2007

In a nutshell: This quirky wine is a real talking point, it contains six of the seven permitted Champagne varieties.

The producer: The Moutard family has been making wine since 1642. They are always keen on exploring the potential of different terroirs, maintaining traditions as well as experimenting with different grapes varieties. Francois Moutard’s 21 hectares of vineyard are in Buxeuil on the Côte de Bar.

The wine: Moutard is one of the very few growers who can produce a Champagne which is made up of the six allowable grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier and Arbane. This wine has been aged for a minimum of three and a half years.

Tasting note: Very steady bubbles complement the biscuity and citrus fruit flavours in this unique blend. Complex, refined and elegant.