“L'Ascendant: Ascending: moving upwards, rising"
All fruit sourced from their biodynamic vineyards in the Grand Cru of Verzy. A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay of which 100% has been vinified in oak barrels. (50% L'Atavique 2013 base wine and 50% L'Atavique 2012/2011/2010) Dosage 3g/litre. Disgorged Jan 2, 2017
Mouzon's L'Atavique received the highly coveted 'Coup de Couer' award in the prestigious 'La Revue des Vin de France' Guid Verte 2018 as one of their selections of the year. So, some very serious base material to begin with! A 'Solera' system is a perpetual blend where a certain amount is drawn off each year (this instance 50%) and then replaced by the current vintage to refresh. This allows the complexity of aged material to then be refreshed and balanced by the current release. L'Ascendant began with the 2010 release of L'Atavique and has continually evolved since then. If this is the early stages, it is hard to envisage just how amazing this release will become. The Solera system is traditionally used in Spain for the production of the finest sherries, but some of Champagne's best exponents such as Selosse, Pouillon and Michel have utilised the practice for their most famous cuvée’s. Quite simply, it is an absolute pleasure to be able to offer Mouzon's l'Ascendant for the first time! This was the wine that turned my head and gave me the most pleasure for 2017. A complex, multi-layered tour de force delivering on every sensory level. The smile on my face from every sip and taste could not be removed. Wine can be a very personal experience and this was my highlight of the year. I was unable to receive an allocation previously as it had all been pre-sold (like all of Mouzon's wines), now I can't wait to share this with others. Terroir-driven perfection!
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