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Mouzon-Leroux, ‘L’atavique’ Extra-Brut NV
France / Sparkling

Mouzon-Leroux, ‘L’atavique’ Extra-Brut NV

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The Mouzon-Leroux domaine has a rich winemaking tradition in Champagne dating back to 1776. They work almost exclusively with estate owned vineyards within the Verzy Grand Cru. Current winemaker Sébastien Mouzon is leaving behind his imprint of Verzy, first by converting their vineyards to biodynamic farming methods, and secondly by being one of the few producers focusing squarely on Verzy.  L’Atavique is 65% Pinot Noir based on the 2018 vintage and spends about 3 years on the lees before disgorgement. This wine is widely delicious. At a recent tasting of dozens of Champagnes this one stood out for its combination of orchard and stone fruit, mild toastiness, elegant chamomile and floral notes and chalky minerality. All knitted together superbly.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Montagne de Reims
Region
Champagne
Varieties
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Calcareous clay and loam, flint, chalk
Winemaking
Malolactic fermentation on the lees in barrel for 7-8 months, aged 36-60 months sur latte, bottled Extra-Brut at 3g/L.