Champagne Pierre Moncuit – Interview With Valérie Charpentier

17th June 2024

Champagne Pierre Moncuit Interview With Valérie Charpentier

The love of Champagne is infinite, a language that everyone can understand, a sparkle that can shine in anyone’s glass, it can connect people, brings them together and places a smile on faces around the world.

In this exclusive feature on Glass of Bubbly, we speak with Valérie Charpentier, the Manager of Champagne Pierre Moncuit, let’s discover a little about her life, her journey into the industry and one of her favourite Champagne memories.

It’s Great To Speak With You, Valérie, Can You Tell Us A Little About Yourself & How Your Journey Into The Champagne Industry Began?

“We are a Family House created in 1889. The real beginning of the House was with my grandfather Pierre Moncuit. Then his children, Yves and Nicole, worked at the Domaine, Nicole for the production and Yves for the commercial part. Today it is me, Nicole’s daughter, who has taken over the Domaine.”

Do You Remember Your First Experience With Champagne? When It Was And What Kind Of Label It Was?

“Champagne has always been a part of my life and I have no particular memory of my first experience since I was able to taste a drop of Champagne from a very young age.”

How Rewarding And Challenging Is Managing A Champagne House?

“It’s rewarding because we are a Family House and it’s the land of my ancestors. It’s also rewarding because it’s a beautiful and unique product in the world.”

When It Comes To Pairing Champagne With Food, Do You Have Any Favourite Combinations That You Would Personally Recommend?

“I particularly like Champagne as an aperitif, accompanied by salmon and fish toast!”

Can You Share With Us Some Of The Countries And Locations Around The World That You Can Enjoy A Glass Of Champagne Pierre Moncuit?

“You can enjoy a glass of Champagne Pierre Moncuit all over Europe and also in the United States of America, in Brazil, Uruguay, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, South Korea…”

What Future Plans Can Enthusiasts Of Champagne Pierre Moncuit Look Forward To In The Coming Years?

“Our 2008 Vieille Vigne Nicole will be proposed at the end of 2024, as well as our Coteau Champenois white from Le Mesnil sur Oger.”

Can You Share With Us One Of The Most Memorable Experiences You’ve Enjoyed With A Glass of Bubbly?

“My most memorable experience is very recent as it is the creation and tasting of our 2016 Clos Andrea, precious to my heart since it is a Cuvée created in the name of my son Andrea!”

Thank you Valérie, for sharing your story and experiences with us and we at Glass of Bubbly wish you the very best for the future!

Images belong to Valérie Charpentier & Champagne Pierre Moncuit. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.