Investment Tips - Champagne - 31. August 2021

2008 Pierre Moncuit Millesime Blanc De Blancs Brut

Champagne's oldest vines from Mesnil result in quality wine at a formidable price

“The 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is a fabulous wine from this great Champagne vintage.” 

Do you also get goose bumps when "Champagne" and "2008" are written in the same sentence?

The phrase comes from Antonio Galloni of Vinous, and he acknowledges his opinion with 94 points. This is a Pierre Moncuit Millesime Blanc de Blancs, which allows you to invest in grand cru champagnes from the mighty 2008 vintage - and for less than €40 a bottle. A sensational price/quality ratio and an obvious choice for the value investor. 

Famous Champagne Vintage: Why?

2008 is referred to as perhaps the best vintage in Champagne ever. All Champagne houses experienced ideal conditions and that is why vintage champagnes from this particular year are so celebrated. 

The vintage has proven its worth with many great wines: the Bollinger VVF got 99 points by Juhlin, the Salon got 100 points by Vinous, and the Cristal Rosé was rewarded with 100 points by Wine Advocate and similar history with the vintage is in queue. However, it is not only among the greatest prestige champagnes that the good stories are to be found. Pierre Moncuit is equally capable of delivering star shots. 

The Moncuit family has a clear idea that wines should only be released when the vintage allows it. The 2008 vintage is late to market for the same reason, as the family has given it extra time in the cellar. The longer time in the cellar has created an even better balance between the fruit and the bubbles in the bottle.  

Pierre Moncuit even produces his vintage champagne in Mesnil-sur-Oger, which can rightly be considered the champagne commune above them all.

Invest in 2008 Pierre Moncuit Millesime Blanc De Blancs Brut

Magnificent Mesnil-Sur-Oger And Chardonnay In Grand Cru Clothes

Ask any champagne expert what the best commune in Champagne and the answer is: Mesnil-sur-Oger on the famous Cote de Blancs. 

This is exactly where Pierre Moncuit works his wine magic on just 15 hectares of vines that will soon be celebrating their 100th birthday. All these vineyards are planted with Chardonnay and are classified as Grand Cru.  

The commune's impressive reputation is due to world-class manufacturers such as Salon and Krug, which have also established themselves here. Pierre Moncuit now owns 20 hectares, with 15 hectares in Mesnil-sur-Oger itself, which together yield the family 180,000 bottles in normal vintages, which is only a fraction of what some of its popular neighbors produce annually.  


Back in 1889, Alex Moncuit buys the first parcels of vines and writes the prologue of the family's wine history. Alex's son Pierre Moncuit is the first to commercialize the house's production and, together with his wife, he puts the house on the wine world map. 

Pierre runs the house until 1977, when his daughter Nicole takes over the management with her brother Yves, who adds successful marketing elixir to the house. Nicole and Valerie Moncuit are the two generations who today run the family business with a firm hand of quality from vine to bottle. 

In this millennium, the family has built a new, modern winery to honour the wings of history. The place and the raw materials are the focus: everything is done by hand, which means that every bottle gets full attention. The new winery allows the family to control the quality and development of each parcel through to blending. This has also meant that the wines get even better publicity than before. Now with a 2008 vintage with 94 great Vinous points.  

Precedent Underlines Advantageous Price

Pierre Moncuit works his magic alongside the great kings of Champagne, and the quality of the 2008 Champagne is unquestionable. In this context, the 2008 Pierre Moncuit Millesime Blanc de Blancs Brut, priced at € 34 per bottle, is decidedly affordable. 

However, it becomes more interesting when compared to other 2008 vintages of Champagnes that move in the same point range as Pierre Moncuit does with its 94 points from Vinous:  

WineVILatest valuation
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill95+€ 440
Louis Roederer Brut Rosé93€ 65
Philipponnat Cuvée 1522 92€ 57
Pol Roger Brut Vintage90€ 50

Even champagnes with lower ratings are significantly more expensive than Pierre Moncuits Blanc de Blancs – in fact, in this perspective, you save at least 32% by looking towards Moncuits, even if the quality is rated higher. So here we have a champagne that is on the first step of the ladder in terms of price but much higher in terms of points. It does not take much imagination to see this imbalance changing.

Rarewine Invest's Opinion

Interest in Pierre Moncuits is growing, and there are several reasons for this. It is partly because they produce high quality champagne, and partly because they produce in small quantities compared to the big champagne giants. An imbalance in supply and demand, as we know, is always a good indication of investment potential. 

Add to this the weighty fact that price is attractive to any investor. So here you get a high rated champagne from Mesnil at a fraction of the price you know from the neighbors in Mesnil-sur-Oger. In fact, it is extremely cheap compared to the champagnes from the same vintage that are awarded the same rating: And in this price range, would anyone even notice if the price rose 20% overnight? Hardly. 

Invest now and get a share of Blanc de Blancs from the oldest vines in Champagne – even from the very best commune in Champagne – in the form of 2008 Champagne at a tremendously attractive price.

Note: You save 22% compared to the cheapest price on right now.

Invest In 2008 Pierre Moncuit Millesime Blanc de Blancs Brut

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2008Pierre Moncuit Millesime Blanc de Blancs Brut 750OC6€34
*All prices are in EUR ex. customs duty, tax, and VAT for delivery to a bonded warehouse. Prices including customs duty, tax and VAT can be sent on request. The wines are only sold in whole cases unless otherwise specified and the price is per bottle. Minimum order size € 2,500. Assumes a total minimum investment of € 10,000. Prices may have changed since release of this article. Reservations are made for errors.

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