- Sustainable and organic approach to the vineyard and winemaking
- High quality producer making 'terroir-driven' champagne
- Great with a variety of foods that are richer and earthier in flavours like mushroom and truffle
This is saline in style with a plush texture and generous mouthfeel. Green plums, pear and wheat with a smokey edge to it although no barrel. Cuvée Terre d’Illite 2015 from Cedric Moussé is a champagne essentially a Blanc de Noirs, with the blend being Meunier and Pinot noir.
The name of this cuvée is directly influenced by the soil on which the Meunier is grown - Green Clay. Some soil science for you; the clay's green colour comes from a combination of iron oxides and decomposed plant matter, mostly kelp and seaweed and other algae.
The result is fine bubbles, a persistent mousse and aromas of distilled plums and mirabelles. It's lovely and round in the mouth whilst maintaining freshness and it offers great length as well.
Technical details: Blend of 95% Meunier and 5% Pinot noir | Aged 3-4 years on lees | 2015 Harvest | Green clay soils | Organic approach | Sustainable viticulture | Dosage 1.5 g/L