One of the best Grower addresses, the Champagnes from Mousse Fils, are fantastic and reasonably priced buys that are big overachievers. Their Pinot Meunier dominant Champagnes are among the best in the grower Champagne world and are packed full of history.
The Mousse Family has been growing grapes since 1750 in the Marne River Valley, and all of their vineyard locations remain on the same hillside with the same exposure but span four villages, which is a unique location. Mousse Fils started making Champagne in 1923 and has perfected the art of Meunier Based Champagne which is the predominant grape used in all of their Cuvee's. Their work in the vineyards is extensive with a wholly organic and biodynamic approach with vineyards that see more animals than machines.
L'Or D'Eugene Rose is a new Cuvee that is replacing the Rose Effusion but is crafted virtually the same. Featuring juice from two perpetual reserves started in 2003, one for the white juice and another for the red, which comes from a single plot of Pinot Meunier.
The red wine is aged in older barrels for two years that are at least eight years old, giving the rose a unique character and extraordinary complexity. The final assemblage is 92% Pinot Meunier and 8% Pinot Noir and, after aging for 22 months, sees a dosage of 2.5 g/l, (1.5 grams lower than the Effusion). This is a Rose that shows a beautiful and complex array of red fruit, citrus, spice, herbs, floral perfume, and while it sees some serious aging, it still has a lovely freshness and energy. It is a sensational bottle and one of Champagne's top grower Rose's in this price range. This is the first vintage for the newly redesigned rose from Mousse Fils, and with its slightly lower dosage, it will be a hit. We have the only bottles available right now, and it is highly recommended.