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Champagne Moussé, “Anecdote — Les Deux Lieux-Dits”Champagne, France 2017 (750mL)

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Champagne Moussé, “Anecdote — Les Deux Lieux-Dits” Champagne, France 2017 (750mL)

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“If you’re even half the ‘acid freak’ that I am when it comes to Champagne, the electric jolt from Moussé’s exceptionally unique 2017 blanc de blancs will provide endless thrills.”

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. 

  • CountryFrance
  • RegionChampagne
  • Sub-RegionVallée de la Marne
  • SoilGreen Clay w/ Schist
  • FarmingPracticing Organic
  • BlendChardonnay
  • Alcohol12%
  • Temp.Serve at 50-55° F
  • GlasswareBurgundy Stem
  • DrinkingNow-2027
  • PairingJapanese Style Linguini w/ Clams

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