Champagne ‘Effusion’ Rose, Mousse
cépage 92% Meunier, 8% Pinot Noir
assemblage Blend of solera 2014/2003 and 12% red wine from Meunier
info/source From 4 villages: Cuisles, Jonquery, Châtillon-sur-Marne and Olizy. Vines are 25 years old (average).
élevage Oak barrel and stainless steel; Still red wine comes from one plot of Pinot Meunier grapes and is aged in oak cask for 24 months before being blended into the white.
sur latte 16 months
Vallee de la Marne
You’d assume Meunier Rosé would be a fruit bomb. Think again, Skippy. A solera of 2003/2014, it’s 92% PM and 8% PN, disg 06/2016. It has an obdurate solid dignity and a ton of complexity from the red wine. A Champagne you don’t drink so much as chew
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Press & Reviews
A very pretty and exotic wine, the NV Brut Rose Tradition is impossible not to love. Sweet floral and herbal notes meld into expressive red fruit in this delineated, nuanced, totally captivating Rose. Mousse crafts their Rose from 92% Pinot Meunier and 8% still Pinot, an unusual combination. This release is based on the 2009 vintage, which explains the wine’s radiant, totally inviting personality. All the elements are simply in the right place in this gorgeous, compelling Rose. Disgorgement date: June 12, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.
Smoke, candied almond and licorice notes accent the exuberant ripe strawberry, black cherry coulis and whole-grain toast flavors in this well-balanced, juicy version, with a firm, lightly chalky bead. Drink now through 2018. -A.N.
(89% pinot meunier, 6% still pinot noir and 5% saignee pinot meunier; aged for 14 months on its lees and disgorged in March, 2013): Light, bright pink. Fresh red berries and white pepper on the fragrant nose. Sappy and expressive, with zesty acidity giving clarity and lift to the raspberry and blood orange flavors. Finishes fresh and spicy.