Moussé Fils

'Special Club' Les Fortes de Terres Brut

9.317 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Pinot Meunier
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Moderate acidity, raspberry Brioche. Moderate intensity and finish.

Moderate acidity, raspberry Brioche. Moderate intensity and finish.

Nov 11th, 2019
Jo Florradikal

great brioche notes, a bit oxidized sherry like, cherry gummies, green pears, orange peel, hint of nuttiness, lemongrass, lime zest. beautiful, well balanced super integrated

great brioche notes, a bit oxidized sherry like, cherry gummies, green pears, orange peel, hint of nuttiness, lemongrass, lime zest. beautiful, well balanced super integrated

May 25th, 2016
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.1

It takes very little to fall in love with Pinot Meunier #winelover when you got a pure Blanc de Noirs well crafted - great wine but could still use a bit more time to relax in the cellar

It takes very little to fall in love with Pinot Meunier #winelover when you got a pure Blanc de Noirs well crafted - great wine but could still use a bit more time to relax in the cellar

Oct 25th, 2015
Roberto Carli

Only special club ever from 100% Meunier! Brioche takes a bit to show up but it’s there, darker fruit profile (and color) and a slightly oxidized, fino-like salty minerality. Lush, creamy and aromatic on the palate but without losing its pedigree tension

Only special club ever from 100% Meunier! Brioche takes a bit to show up but it’s there, darker fruit profile (and color) and a slightly oxidized, fino-like salty minerality. Lush, creamy and aromatic on the palate but without losing its pedigree tension

Jan 28th, 2022
Ted Corvey

Mousse kills. No shock, but the latest special club continues that heritage. #specialclubszn

Mousse kills. No shock, but the latest special club continues that heritage. #specialclubszn

Jan 27th, 2022
Willie Carter

Well they’ve done it again. Who is they? Why Cédric Moussé and the Club Trésors de Champagne of course. Another superstar bottle from them.

A muted pale lemon color with an effusive stream of tiny bubbles. Aromas of honeyed almonds, peaches, and crushed herbs. Fresh cherries and apricots sparkle here. Toasty brioche bread and chalky minerality show after some time with green apples being quite dominant after receiving some air.

The Master of Meunier and here it shows. 100% Pinot Meunier from the village of Cuisles located in the Vallee de la Marne. This Special Club offering is from one plot of land, giving it its name, Les Fortes Terres. Disgorged on 10/21/19 with a dosage of 1 g/l, this is refreshingly stark with beautifully racy acidity.

Full bodied and bold on palate, the complexity and purity of the Meunier shines through. Butterscotch and apples start the party off with more cherries and citrus playing along. A nice long, dry finish. Vibrant and captivating. Moussé and Special Club champagnes never disappoint.

Well they’ve done it again. Who is they? Why Cédric Moussé and the Club Trésors de Champagne of course. Another superstar bottle from them.

A muted pale lemon color with an effusive stream of tiny bubbles. Aromas of honeyed almonds, peaches, and crushed herbs. Fresh cherries and apricots sparkle here. Toasty brioche bread and chalky minerality show after some time with green apples being quite dominant after receiving some air.

The Master of Meunier and here it shows. 100% Pinot Meunier from the village of Cuisles located in the Vallee de la Marne. This Special Club offering is from one plot of land, giving it its name, Les Fortes Terres. Disgorged on 10/21/19 with a dosage of 1 g/l, this is refreshingly stark with beautifully racy acidity.

Full bodied and bold on palate, the complexity and purity of the Meunier shines through. Butterscotch and apples start the party off with more cherries and citrus playing along. A nice long, dry finish. Vibrant and captivating. Moussé and Special Club champagnes never disappoint.

May 23rd, 2021
Stas Medvedev

🏅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!

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🏅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!

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Instagram: @wine_talks_club

Oct 1st, 2020
Cody White

One of the best Champagnes of recent memory. Nose was so beautifully fragrant. Floral with lots of red berry fruit. Juicy acidity with slick of minerality. So much to love.

One of the best Champagnes of recent memory. Nose was so beautifully fragrant. Floral with lots of red berry fruit. Juicy acidity with slick of minerality. So much to love.

Jan 12th, 2020
Larry Frierson

In my constant search for the best 100% meunière, this is up there with the best, C-T Les Barres, Prevost, Bereche, Emmanuel Brochet, and the impossible find George Laval.

An exciting combination of energy and restraint. It’s not about the fruit. Very savory.

In my constant search for the best 100% meunière, this is up there with the best, C-T Les Barres, Prevost, Bereche, Emmanuel Brochet, and the impossible find George Laval.

An exciting combination of energy and restraint. It’s not about the fruit. Very savory.

May 9th, 2018
Lance E. Farman

Lance E. had this 9 months ago

Lance E. had this 9 months ago

Dec 24th, 2021