Mouzon Leroux L'atavique Tradition Extra Brut Champagne
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  • Organic
  • Reduced

Mouzon Leroux L'atavique Tradition Extra Brut Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
Reduced from $115.00
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Sébastien Mouzon is a dynamic, ninth-generation grower producing exciting and terroir driven wines at his domaine, Mouzon-Leroux. Based in the Grand Cru village of Verzy, Sébastien farms eight hectares of vines spread across 60 separate plots. While much of the vineyard area is planted to Pinot Noir, there are additional small parcels planted to the remaining six varietals legally allowed in Champagne; Chardonnay, Arbane, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Petit Meslier. Aiming to bring further translation of site to his wines, Sébastien works with very low yields in his certified organic vineyards, with fermentation and élevage then completed in a mix of steel tanks and older 500L barrels. Sulphur additions are also kept to a minimum.

L'atavique is a Pinot Noir dominant cuveé using 100% Grand Cru fruit with 50% from a base vintage, and a roughly even split of the previous two vintages for the balance. Disgorged after 3 years on lees with extra brut dosage of under 3g/L.

Other Reviews....
From 2018 (50%) with the two previous vintages – this is the disgorgement. It’s 65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay. Organic (certified). Disgorged Jan22.
Toasty scents, touches of stone fruit, fresh and dried, chicken stock, amontillado. Very pristine in the palate yet also imbued with nutty savouriness and chicken stock notes in tow. So deliciously briny! Ripe apple flavours, some nectarine too. Rich in a way but also refreshing. More potent. Has an energy and bent. Drink 2023 - 2027.
94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Please note: Disgorgement dates can vary. Please contact the store if you would like to check which disgorgement is currently available.