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Champagne Mouzon-Leroux L'atavique Tradition Extra Bruttext
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Champagne Mouzon-Leroux L'atavique Tradition Extra Brut NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceS├ębastien Mouton is a 9th generation vigneron in Champagne, based in GC Verzy, and certified organic (practicing biodynamic) on his Montagne de Reims estate's chalk, clay, and flint soils. This blend of 65% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay is half based on 2018, with the remainder coming from 2017/2016. After fermenting in 80/20 older oak / stainless, with full MLF, this rested sur lattes for 36+ months. My bottle was disgorged in January 2022, with 2.5g/L. Chalky and driven, this is scented with Rainier cherry, red apple, green apple, and laced with lemon across an energetic palate. The finish turns a bit red apple oxidative, so best to open now.Tasted: 02 March 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
ON$72.00750mlconsignment
Producer: Champagne Mouzon-LerouxDistributors: Halpern
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay