In 1115, the Abbey of Clairvaux was founded by Saint Bernard. For Clairvaux to spread economically across the land, Cistercian farms and cellars were established. The farm and cellar of the Cellier aux Moines in Colombé-le-Sec with its vast construction, austere structure and design, elevated ribbed vaults and natural lighting from majestic semicircular windows are perfect examples of Cistercian art. The most remarkable feature, classified a historical monument in 1919, is the medieval cellar. Above it are the living quarters and the flamboyantly decorated chapel- a stunning example of 16th century architecture. Today, this cellar is home to Monial Champagne.
Champagne Communio brut:
Make a perfect match and serve it with sweet or savoury cocktail fare. Marry its citrus and white fruit notes harmoniously with fish entrées as well. Try its fruit-filled bouquet in a Sabayon. Pair it with meat such as veal mignon or braised pork, poached or roasted poultry…its adaptability makes it a wonderful guest at any culinary occasion.
Champagne Libera Me brut (100% Pinot Noir):
Elegant, balanced, evoking white fruit notes such as pear, the perfectly paired Chardonnay and Pinot Noir create an ideal white and pit fruit structure. Excellent for special moments of indulgence, cocktail fare or rich fish entrées such as John Dory, roasted Monkfish, shellfish or a crayfish and poultry duo…this champagne quenches thirst and refreshes. Its remarkable rich, broad finish makes this harmonious champagne unforgettable.
Libera Me brut nature: 80% of Pinot Noir and 20% of Chardonnay (the dosage is less than 3 grams):
It is an ideal match for all your great moments of indulgence.
Champagne Lux Aeterna blanc de blanc:
Simply exceptional, this Chardonnay champagne’s finesse delicately graces the mouth with gentle flowery notes while offering a perfect intensity on a buttery background. From oysters and seafood to treats and bite-sized sweets this champagne will surprise you by accompanying all your meals through all the seasons.
Lux Aeterna Rosé brut:
made essentially from Pinot Noir grapes, this very elegant champagne has delicate notes of red berries and tiny, refreshing bubbles.
Champagne Sylves brut: A lovely balance indeed for this aroma-rich champagne. Sharp to the nose with slightly woody notes. Excellent accompanied with duck and foie gras ballotines, chocolate, nut and pear desserts. Its structure is full bodied and well rounded.
Rouge Cardinal cuvée (red wine): it is a "Coteau champenois" made from 100% Pinot Noir harvested from old vines. It is a light and refreshing wine.
Visit and Tasting
Open every day in April, May and June from 2pm to 6pm.
In July and August from 9am to 6pm.
In September and October from 2pm to 6pm.
In November until March upon reservation
Group visits welcome all year upon reservation.
Tel: +33 3 25 27 02 04
e-mail : calon.emmanuel[at]wanadoo.fr
Web site : http://www.monial.net