“A blend of 80% Pinot Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir drawn from a solera established in 2003, the latest rendition of Moussé’s NV Brut Blanc de Noirs L’Or d’Eugène was disgorged in June 2019 with four grams per liter dosage. Wafting from the glass with a deep and complex bouquet of golden orchard fruit, honeycomb, mirabelle plum, candied peel and fresh pastry, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with a rich and sapid core of fruit, lively acids and a delicate pinpoint mousse.” – 94 points, Wine Advocate (William Kelly, April 2020)
Cépages: 80% Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir
Assemblage: 50% 2015, 50% 2003-2014
Vineyard/Village: Cuisles, Jonquery, Olizy, Châtillon-sur-Marne
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 24 months
A perpetual reserve is different than a solera. To make it simple, you can imagine 2 barrels. 1 full and 1 empty. You transfer half of the full one in the empty, so both are at 50%. Then, you add 50% of the new harvest in each one. You’ll bottle one of the tank, and you keep the other one to star again the next year! Cedric uses this method to strike a masterful balance between the freshness of the new vintage with the complexity and depth only “old wines” can bring.