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  1. BERECHE (2015) EXTRA BRUT RIVE GAUCHE

    Item #: i_376667
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 92
    100% Pinot Meunier from two special parcelles (Maisancelle and Cote aux Chatalgniers)situated in the Marne Valley left bank of the river. This 2016 was disgorged in November 2018 with a dosage of 3g/l.
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  2. CHRISTOPHE MIGNON BRUT NATURE PUR MEUNIER

    Item #: i_375932
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI 89 POINTS-"Orange peel, hazelnut, honey and wild flowers are all laced together in the Christophe Mignon's NV Pur Meunier. Rich, resonant and nicely textured in the glass, the Pur Meunier impresses for its balance and class. In this release, the Pur Meunier is equal parts 2011 and 2010. This is a gorgeous, entry-level wine from Christophe Mignon. Disgorged March 2014, non-dosé
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    was $54.95 Special Price $49.95
  3. CHRISTOPHE MIGNON BRUT ROSE PUR MEUNIER 2013/2014

    Item #: i_374513
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    PETER LEIM 1 1/2 STARS-"This is made entirely of Meunier, with half of the blend composed of reserve wines. It’s packed with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and red plum, and while it feels vinous and demanding, driven by viticulture and a sense of place, it doesn’t appear heavy at all, and in fact, it even seems quite delicate in weight. The 2011 character translates here into savory, smoky elements rather than vegetal ones, and it might be helped by the fact that Mignon chose to dose this disgorgement (August of 2013) slightly higher than usual, at 8 g/l. While he says that he might lower it in future disgorgements, I think that this dosage feels correct, allowing the wine to harmonize all of its components and to appear fully expressive. Last tasted: 3/14"
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  4. EGLY-OURIET BRUT VRIGNY 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_326780
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The NV Brut Premier Cru Les Vignes de Vrigny is a very unique expression of 100% Pinot Meunier that emerges with an enticing array of licorice, mint, flowers and dried pears. This deceptively mid-weight wine offers lovely depth and a long, resonating finish. With time in the glass the wine grows more and more beautiful. While this Champagne shows more than enough complexity to offer fine drinking today, there is also plenty of minerality to provide at least a few years of cellaring for readers who prefer wines with a little more time on the cork. This bottling spent 36 months on its lees and was disgorged in July, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012. Egly-Ouriet remains one of Champagne's leading cult growers. From top to bottom these wines impress with their inimitable class. A non-interventionalist approach in the vineyards and cellar, old-vine parcels in top vineyards and long lees-aging are some of the qualities that define these sublime Champagnes. This is a phenomenal demonstration of the heights that the oft-maligned Pinot Meunier grape can reach in Champagne when the right terroir is coupled with masterful vineyard management and winemaking. 70% from the outstanding 2002 vintage, this black grape beauty is fashioned from 40 plus year-old vines on terrain that is a virtual extension of the Montagne de Reims. "Vrigny" spends three years sur lattes and is finished with minimal dosage. It is singular cuvées like "Vrigny", that gives Egly-Ouriet its strong cult following."
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  5. MOUSSE BRUT L'OR D'EUGENE BLANC DE NOIRS

    Item #: i_377242
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    IMPORTER'S NOTES-"I’m sure we’ll start referring to this as “Lord Eugene” at some point, we’re such wags. It replaces/updates the old NV (which was called “Noire Reserve); based on 2013 with a perpetual reserve going back to 2003, deg 12/2105, it’s 80% Meunier and 20% PN. The aroma is refined, friendly but not ingratiating; on the palate it’s a superb Blanc de Noirs, diligent, structured, fruity but not gushing, disciplined but not severe. I think and have always thought it’s the ideal for Meunier NV; thoroughly delicious but not an avalanche of chocolate and pumpernickel." —Terry Theise
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  6. MOUSSE 2012 EXTRA BRUT TERRES D'ILLITE BLANC DE NOIRS

    Item #: i_374357
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    PETER LEIM TWO STARS - "Named for the clay crystalline mineral found in the area around Cuisles and Joncry, this is a blend of 95 percent Meunier and 5 percent Pinot Noir. It’s ripe and concentrated in the style of the 2012 vintage, yet the heaviest influence here is that of soil, which infuses the wine with a distinctively stony, umami-tinged minerality. While it’s youthful and brisk, needing more time to settle down and bring its components into harmony, it feels superbly expressive, and promises to become even more so with time in the cellar. Last tasted: 3/17,"
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    was $67.95 Special Price $62.98
  7. MOUSSE 2013 BRUT SPECIAL CLUB

    Item #: i_378452
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is 100-percent Pinot Meunier Special Club hails from four select parcels from the Les Fortes Terres vineyard in Cuisles. The warm, south-facing exposure of the site usually renders memorable Champagnes that are silky and full-bodied with plenty of depth. This 2013 is no exception as this following review suggests:WINE SPECTATOR 92 POINTS-"Fine and creamy in texture, with a firm backbone of mouthwatering acidity enlivening the subtle notes of baked plum, raisin-walnut toast, crystallized honey and salted almond. Balanced. Disgorged November 2017. Drink now through 2028. 125 cases imported."
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    was $105.95 Special Price $94.98
  8. MOUSSE 2014 BRUT SPECIAL CLUB BRUT ROSE 100% MEUNIER

    Item #: i_374112
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    was $149.95 Special Price $139.95
  9. MOUSSE BRUT ROSE EFFUSION

    Item #: i_375462
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    VINOUS WINE MEDIA 90 POINTS-"The NV Rosé Effusion is a boisterous, energetic wine. A rush of cranberry, strawberry jam, rose petal and savory herbs makes a strong opening statement. The Effusion is undeniably quirky and at times even unpredictable, but it has a ton of character. Like so many 2015-based-Champagnes, the Rosé Effusion is marked by a slight savory note that lingers in the background." 92% Pinot Meunier and 8% Pinot Noir. Disgorged 04/25/2018 with 4g/l dosage.
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    was $49.95 Special Price $45.98
  10. MOUSSE EXTRA BRUT LES VIGNES DE MON VILLAGE

    Item #: i_375414
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    IMPORTER'S NOTES-"100% Meunier, and a lower pressurage. It is, touchingly, a tribute to Cédric’s father, who was mayor of Cuisles and who “loved Cuisles.” 50-50 2014-2015...zero dosage; it’s a rugged, muscular Meunier, showing more locality than fruit. Water drains into the soil’s third layer, the green clay Illite, which occurs nowhere else in Champagne. If you want a solid contained Champagne (and fear a drop of sweetness will kill you) this one’s pretty impressive." —Terry Theise
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    was $64.95 Special Price $59.98

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