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Champagne Moussé, “Anecdote — Les Deux Lieux-Dits” Champagne, France 2017 (750mL)
Moussé Fils has built its reputation on Cuisles Pinot Meunier from the start, which accounts for 80% of the estate’s plantings across nine and a half hectares, but this unique cuvée checks in with all Chardonnay. In our opinion, they’re more than qualified to experiment: The Moussés have been growers here for 12 generations, and winemakers for four. In 1923, Eugène Moussé founded the estate that is today run by his great-grandson Cédric.
In the cellar, the purity of the fruit takes center stage. Nearly all of Moussé’s wines are fermented and aged in stainless steel, and dosages are kept to a minimum, although the wines do undergo malolactic fermentation to lend creamier textures. This 2017 “Anecdote” aged for 36 months, received a dosage of 1.5 grams, and was bottled unfined. This crisp, intense, and complex blanc de blancs is golden yellow in the glass with light green hues and a fine, creamy mousse. Subtle oxidative aromas of toasted hazelnut and almond complement the wine’s white floral perfume and delicate flavors of lemon, golden apple, and yuzu. The laser-sharp acidity, tinged with saline, petrichor, and mineral character, is the real star of the show in this lively Champagne, which has much in common with great Côte-de-Beaune Chardonnay.
- Sub-RegionVallée de la Marne
- SoilGreen Clay w/ Schist
- FarmingPracticing Organic
- Temp.Serve at 50-55° F
- GlasswareBurgundy Stem
- PairingJapanese Style Linguini w/ Clams
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