Mousse Fils Special Club Rosé de Saignée 2018 (Champagne, France) - [JD 92]

Mousse Fils Special Club Rosé de Saignée 2018
(Champagne, France) - [JD 92]

Regular price $187.00 Sale price $164.97 Save $22.03

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About the Winery:
A grower since 1750, Champagne Moussé sits in the village of Cuisles, in a valley perpendicular to the Vallée de la Marne. This side valley has a unique soil in Champagne: a schist subsoil under clay. While Meunier often struggles to be taken seriously in Champagne, at Moussé, Meunier is celebrated. 80% of the vines planted are Meunier, with the balance planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

This agency is the first member of Club Trésors de Champagne to make a Spécial Club wine of 100% Pinot Meunier and the first Club member to produce a Rosé de Saignée Spécial Club. In the vineyards, Cedric Moussé adheres to a ‘lutte raisonée’ approach. He practices organic viticulture, using herbal infusions that act as ‘vitamins’ for the vines, cover crops, zero pesticides, and minimal doses of heavy metals like copper. His new winery, completed in 2012 may be deceiving; the modern facility leads us to believe this is a new operation. Solar panels power the cellar, tasting room, and 2 houses on the property, while geothermal energy moderates temperature throughout the winery. An underground spring provides enough water for irrigation on the farm. Moussé works almost exclusively in stainless steel, with the exception of a small amount of Pinot Meunier destined for his rosé. All cuvées undergo malolactic fermentation. The resulting wines seem to gush with red and dark fruits characteristic of Pinot Meunier, and a structured, saline minerality.

About this Wine:

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Meunier
Village/Vineyard: Cuisles; Oldest parcel (70 years) in lieu-dit ‘Les Bouts de la Ville’; Illite (green clay)
Malo: Yes
Fermentation & Élevage: 72 Hour maceration; oak barrels
Sur Latte: 36 Months(8M)

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2018 Champagne Special Club Rosé de Saignée Brut is ripe with juicy strawberry, fresh pressed flowers, and tangerine. The palate is assertive and structured with ripe apricot, raspberry, a soft stony finish, and lingering sweet fruit. Drink over the next 10 or more years. (Drink between 2022-2032)" (Nov 2022)