Champagne Mouzon-Leroux, L’ascendant Solera Brut Nature



Vintage

(2017 base)

Region

FranceChampagneMontagne de Reims

Appellation

Champagne Verzy Grand Cru

Cuvée

L'ascendant Solera

Varietal

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Farming

Biodynamic, Low/No Sulfur Vinification, Natural farming, No/Low till, regenerative viticulture

Vinification

Bio-Dynamic farming techniques, Dry Farmed, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Méthode Champenoise, Unfined & Unfiltered, Zero Dosage

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay, Silex

Note

Arrives April 2024

Dosage 1 g/L. Disgorged October 2022.

The NV Extra Brut L’Ascendant, Mouzon-Leroux’s solera-styled blend, is bright and focused from start to finish. Dried citrus peel, almond, spice, chamomile and dried flowers are beautifully delineated. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay, 50% 2017 and 50% 2016 and 2014, so more of a multi-vintage blend than a true perpetual reserve or solera. Perhaps because of the base vintage or the low dosage (1 gram per liter), this edition feels a bit narrow, especially on the mid-palate and finish. -VINOUS Nov 2023