Moussé at a glance – Our favorite among the Meunier pilgrims in the Marne Valley (and elsewhere), an up-and-coming young grower who’s the newest member of the Club Tresors.
How the wines taste – Classy Meunier beauties; savory and dark-bready and with the sorghum-sweetness of the variety, but also with a certain reserve and containment – elegance is the right word. ~Terry Theise
Named for the “green clay” of Cuisles and its environs, said to be unique to this quiet corner of Champagne. It’s 95% Meunier with “a few handfuls” of PN. The wine is plump and concentrated; the palate reads it “sweeter” than its mingy 3.6g/l rs, though we played with various levels. All of them were thick, rich earthy Meunier but also refined, and with a lovely curious finish of caraway and cucumbers. Disgorged in January 2015, with higher dosage it was more hedonistic but less interesting, though it reached a kind of pinnacle at the highest level (5.2), really strong and shimmery. Since I liked it for different reasons at each of its levels, I will be surprised along with you when we drink the finished wine. ~Terry Theise