Toast and a sweep of sweet brioche opens the nose of this Blanc de Noirs, 100% Pinot Noir from the heavy clay, limestone-laced soils of Buxeuil and Polisy in the Côte des Bar. The Moutard family have been making wine since the 17th century, and this is their flagship wine. 36 months on the lees, this full and toasty NV draws cherry and nuts along a creamy, doughy palate. A pin-prickling acidity lifts the weight to a lingering finish. A richer style, to pair with protein, at an excellent price.