Le Mont Benoit

Le Mont Benoit

Appellation: Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Vineyards: Le Mont Benoit
Orientation: East facing exposure
Average age of vines: 10 - 30 years
Principal soil type: Clay & limestone over chalk

Brochet’s entire production comes from this single, east-facing hillside parcel, the oldest vines of which were planted by massale sélection in 1962. All three of the principal Champagne varietals are planted here and this, the flagship cuvée, features all three. Brochet reserves the the oldest vines at the top of the slope planted to Meunier and Chardonnay, for his single varietal, vintage Champagnes.

Intensely aromatic and displaying a honeyed, chenin-like quality with white floral and ripe, yellow orchard fruit dominating the nose. The palate is textured, rich and is notable for its exquisite balance and persistence.

Le Mont Benoit fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

Le Mont BenoitIntensely aromatic and displaying a honeyed, chenin-like quality with white floral and ripe, yellow orchard fruit dominating the nose.

Haut ChardonnayThere’s a subtle, stony minerality that permeates the whole wine from beginning to end, adding to the overall impression of finesse, elegance and grace…

Les Hauts MeunierPlenty of deliciously ripe fruit here, enlivened by vibrant acidity, but in the end, this wine is really driven by its expression of place…