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Mouzon-Leroux L'Incandescent Rose de Saignee Extra Brut NV
(Champagne, France) [WS 94] [WA 92] [VM 92]

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About this wine:
Sébastien Mouzon is producing certified organic wines and practicing biodynamic viticulture. He is one of the so-called “third wave” of grower-producers—marking those producers of a new generation, who are pushing the boundaries of what’s been done in this region, similar to Cédric Moussé, Benoit Dehu, and Aurelien Suenen. Sébastien’s interpretation of Verzy is refined but also unadorned and without pretense. They are delicious wines, thoughtful, restrained, mineral, and incisive; if you’re looking for creaminess you won’t find it here.

The estate is just over 7 hectares, almost all in Verzy, split over 50 different plots. Almost sixty percent of the vineyards are planted to Pinot Noir, while Chardonnay makes up just under 40 percent with four percent Arbanne, Petet Meslier, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Viticulture is certified organic and tinctures of horsetail, dandelion, wicker, nettle, yarrow and oak are used in addition to the biodynamic horn manure 500 preparation. Horses are used for ploughing and sheep are used to control cover crops. Grapes are harvested with high physiological ripeness; with biodynamic viticulture allowing for balanced sugar ripeness. Fermentation and elevage is done in a mix of steel tanks and 500-liter, 4 to 5-year-old Jadot barrels, the only estate in Burgundy that has their own tonnellerie.

Tasting Notes:

These are some of the most exciting wines we’ve tasted in a very long time – pure expressions of Verzy Grand Cru, one of the most interesting and diverse terroirs in the Montagne de Reims. Sébastien Mouzon is producing certified organic wines and practicing biodynamic viticulture.

Cépage: 100% Pinot Noir
Assemblage: 2018
Village/Vyd: Verzy Grand Cru (Les Cumaines); Clay and chalk
Malo: Yes
Élevage: 16 hours maceration; stainless steel
Sur Latte: 30 Months
Dégorgement: January 2022 (1.5)
Farming: Certified Organic, Practicing Biodynamic

Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points - Wine Spectator

"Firm and fragrant, with an overtone of wild sage and thyme, this shows a lovely range of ripe black raspberry, mandarin orange peel, graphite, mineral and spice notes. There's real drive to this tightly meshed, mouthwatering Champagne, yet this is refined and creamy on the palate, with raw silky texture. Long, chalky finish. Disgorged September 2021. Drink now through 2027. 125 cases imported. - AN (Dec 2022)

92 Points - Vinous Media

"The NV Extra Brut L'incandescent Rose de Saignee (2018 base) is seriously impressive, certainly more so than I remember last year. Sixteen hours of maceration yielded a potent, explosive Rose built on considerable texture and volume. Ripe red fruit, lavender, rose petals and spice literally saturate the palate. This deep Rose is superb. Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2023)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“... Offering up inviting aromas of plums, raspberries, cinnamon, orange rind and petals, it’s medium to full-bodied, bright and vinous, with powdery phenolic structure, tangy acids and a fine-boned, elegant profile. This is a pretty but serious wine from Mouzon-Leroux that’s well worth seeking out.”