Champagne Mouzon-Leroux

Logo-Champagne-mouzonlerouxRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: Sébastien Mouzon is one of the rising stars of Champagne. His simple goal: to produce the best natural expressions from each individual terroir. Situated in the Grand cru village of Verzy, the Mouzon family possess 100 separate plots spread across 10 hectares of vineyards. All of the estate is biologically certified with biodynamic practices being introduced in 2008.

The Mouzon family have been winegrowers since 1776 and originally supplied grapes to Veuve Clicquot. They first began bottling under the label of Champagne Mouzon in 1930. This was changed to Mouzon Leroux in 1976 with the marriage of Sébastien’s father Philippe to his mother Pascale Leroux who are still an important part of this estate to this day.

Sébastien after completing his degrees in oenology and viticulture, spent a year working in Burgundy giving him greater insights towards the use of oak for fermentation and maturation. He then returned to the family estate in 2002. All wines are produced as ‘naturally’ as possible. The initial fermentation occurs with natural yeasts and then aged further in vats or barrels giving greater depth and complexity to the wines. The wines do not undergo filtration or fining and then spend an extended period on the yeast lees prior to disgorging. The wines are pristine and focussed, with wonderful depth and minerality. Dosage is minimal.  Such great wines are not a product of the cellar but the purest expressions of the vineyards themselves.

Website: www.champagne-mouzon-leroux.com

Mouzon-Leroux ‘L’Atavique’ Grand Cru Verzy Extra Brut
Blend: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Dosage:  3g/L

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