The Moutard family has been making wine since 1642. François Moutard's 21 hectares of vines are located in Buxeuil on the Côte de Bar, the highest region in Champagne. Over the generations the Moutard family has explored the potential of the different terroirs, maintaining traditions while experimenting with different grapes varieties. François is one of the very few growers who can produce a Champagne - 6 Cépages - which is made up of the six permitted grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier and Arbane.
The Côte de Bars in the Aube department of Champagne region, is the highest Champagne producing area, the most southern and the closest to Burgundy. Pinot Noir thrives particularly well here, on the clay and limestone soils. This terroir is unique in Champagne and is very similar to the Chablis soil, with Kimmeridgian chalk and clay which impart pure and mineral complexity to the resulting wine.