Mouzon Leroux L'Atavique Extra Brut Grand Cru, NV, 1500ML

SKU: 580324
Sub region: Verzy
Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Rating: Wine Advocate 90

The family has been established in Champagne since 1776, and the first bottling with the domaine labels started to be sold in 1930.

Currently Sebastien Mouzon the 9th generation of the Mouzon family to grow grapes in Verzy runs this 7.5ha domaine.

After finishing his studies in oenology and viticulture Sebastien spent a year working in Burgundy, which helped him to expand his understanding of the use of oak for fermentation and maturation.

In 2008 he started the conversion to biodynamic farming, which was completed in 2011.

L'Atavique Tradition Grand Cru NV

“Atavism: recurrence in the descendant of one or several characteristics typical to one of its ancestors.”

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay planted in clay, chalk and flint soils in Verzy Grand Cru.

50% from 2017 vintage with the rest 50% from 2016 and 2015 reserve wines.

Fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in 80% French oak barrels from Louis Jadot, and 20% in stainless steel. Full malolactic

Maturation and ageing: 6 months on the lees in barrels or vats, followed by 32 months on average in the racks before disgorgement and 6 months after disgorgement.

Dosage: Extra Brut 2.0gr/L  |  Disgorged September 2021  | 980 magnums produced.

Organic and biodynamic Certified.