Champagne Mouzon-Leroux L’Incandescent Rose de Saignee Extra Brut
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay Firm and fragrant, with an overtone of wild sage and thyme, this shows a lovely range of ripe black raspberry, mandarin orange peel, graphite, mineral and spice notes. There’s real drive to this tightly meshed, mouthwatering Champagne, yet this is refined and creamy on the palate, with raw silky texture. Long, chalky finish. Disgorged in December 2019 with 1.5 grams per liter dosage, the NV Ros de Saign e L’Incandescent derives exclusively from the 2016 vintage and saw 28 hours of maceration before pressing. Offering up inviting aromas of plums, raspberries, cinnamon, orange rind and petals, it’s medium to full-bodied, bright and vinous, with powdery phenolic structure, tangy acids and a fine-boned, elegant profile. This is a pretty but serious wine from Mouzon-Leroux that’s well worth seeking out. The NV Extra Brut Ros de Saign e L’Incandescent is a very pretty wine that melds together striking perfume with the taut feel that runs through all these Champagnes. Crushed red berry, chalk, slate and white pepper lend brilliance. I wish there was a bit more on the mid palate. This release is 100% Pinot Noir that saw 25 hours on the skins, all 2015, aged mostly in oak. Dosage is 2.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: January, 2019.