We’ve had their N/V Blanc but, haven’t had their Rose in awhile. Quite good.
Mousse is very refined. Great mouthfeel. Blood orange, tangerine, rhubarb notes, poached strawberries, black cherries, watermelon near the rind, white spice, oyster shell, grainy chalk, grey volcanics, saline, dry yeast, baguette crust, mint with pink roses dominate with shades of red roses. The acidity is lively. The finish is, pleasantly rich, elegant, well balanced & polished persistent for minutes falling into minerals & spice. — 9 days ago
Just so good. Toasty and round but dry and fresh. Base ‘10, disgorged ‘18. Anniversary wine. — 6 days ago
Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Solid producer, no new notes:
Nose has wet strawberry, orange peel, ripe stone fruits, pineapple core and light, fresh brioche notes.
Palate has strawberry-raspberry mash (light), orange/grapefruit pith, ripe peach (light) and wonderful limestone backbone. — a month ago
Deep salmon color with some copper hints. Medium intensity perlage. Displaying a highly expressive bouquet of strawberry and pink grapefruit, along with raspberries and spice. Trace notes of brioche and honey compliment. Luscious cream and a touch of oak.
100% Pinot Meunier and 2.5 grs dosage, this is taut and delightfully dry, as the extra brut would suggest. High acidity and vibrant as all get out. Very crisp and racy, this is a different breed. Expertly balanced, this is full bodied and more than a bit hedonistic.
On the palate, the fruit is remarkably crisp and fresh. The red fruit is effervescent on the tongue and the generous amount of spice balances things out. Rose petal, dried herbs, and mint also make an appearance. Just a spectacular rosé all around. Not for the faint of heart but it’s just right for me. — 15 days ago
Nose reveals macerated fruits of; green apples, pineapple, sour & macerated lemon, limes, kiwi, white peach, golden apple, candle /beeswax, understated white spice, limestone & volcanic powder, sea fossils & spray, caramel, vanillin, light herbaceousness, mint, yeast, bread dough, notes of melted brown sugar with white flowers, jasmine and yellow lilies.
The mouthfeel is lush & beautiful. The mousse so soft. The acidity is finely focused & lively. Slightly less (than the nose) macerated fruits notes of; green apples, pineapple, sour & macerated lemon, limes, kiwi, white peach, golden apple, candle /beeswax, understated white spice with perfect razor blade penetration on the tongue, Fine limestone & grey volcanic powder, sea fossils & spray, melted caramel, vanillin, light herbaceousness, mint, yeast, bread dough, used wood presence, notes of melted brown sugar with brighter white flowers, jasmine, mixed greens, and yellow lilies than the nose.
Steal at $99. — 2 days ago
Had to pop one... way too early. Wine is glorious gold in glass... still tightly wound and reticent. Opened up over the course of an hour to display plenty of rich, ripe dark red and black fruit. Powerful weight, noticeable structure, vivid acidity. Long persistent finish. Think I’ll hold my remaining six. But kudos to a very influential house for bringing forth something totally new. Holds it own alongside Grand Annee and RD.
— 5 days ago
🏅Rating 92+/100 (4,25⭐)
Cédric Moussé is the fourth generation of his family to make champagne at Moussé Fils. He is young, energetic and innovative.
In 2012, Mousse completed construction of a new winery in Cuisles, designed to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. It is state of the tech art.
In 2005, Moussé joined the Club Trésors de Champagne, and began making a Spécial Club champagne in that vintage. It's the first 100-percent meunier champagne in the history of the Club.
Single vineyard Meunier comes from 4 plots in lieu-dit “Les Fortes Terres”.
Pale pink gold colour. Crushed almonds, raspberry and strawberry with splash of milk (full malo). Reductive winemaking puts emphasis on the purity of the fruit! 1g/l dosage is enough to balance. Broad-shouldered on the palate. Dry long finish. Spent over 3 years sur lee and disg. 10/2019
Solar 2015 vintage speaks from the glass. Overall that was a warm year which started with a mild and humid winter, followed by quite a dry spring and summer. Harvest started on the 9th of September.
This is one of Champagne's finest examples of pure meunier!
Instagram: @wine_talks_club — 24 days ago
Dry, bright, slightly floral, hint of citrus. Strong lemon taste on the lips. Went perfectly with my mushroom and artichoke pizza. — 20 days ago
Happy Global Champagne Day! 🍾🥂
To celebrate the occasion, we’re having some of our favorite champagne — Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs. Made entirely of premiers crus Chardonnay grapes that hail primarily from Montagne de Reims and Côte de Blancs, Champagne, France.
Love the autolytic character, richness, and tart stone notes. Soft bubbles, toasty almonds, brioche, bread dough, biscuit, dried white blossom, peach, apple, and pear.
NV (non-vintage). ABV 12.5%.
#globalchampagneday2020 — 2 days ago
A pleasant surprise, albeit showing a hint of maturity on the palate.
Nose displays strawberries with a wisp of mushrooms. Palate is bold and vigorous. This all about energy power. Overall, excellent. I just caught this in its old man phase. Certainly, a producer to watch.
Mo wasn’t feeling it, but I have assumed editorial liberties (and it came from our cellar). — 18 hours ago