Created by the founder of the house, Eugène Moussé, over 90 years ago, this Champagne is the true emblem of Moussee terroir. It was originally called Carte Or, and then Or Tradition, but was changed again as a tribute to Eugène. L’Or d’Eugène couldn’t be more representative of our identity, regarding its blending as well as its character.
Cepage: 80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir
Elevage: Stainless steel
Aging: 24 months on lees
Dosage: 5 g/L
Perpetual reserve since 2003
Sites: Cuisles, Jonquery, Olizy, Châtillon-sur-Marne (Vallee de la Marne)
Soil: green clay and limestone marl
The NV Perpetuelle Blanc de Noir L'Or d'Eugene is 80% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir, from a perpetual reserve that goes back 2003. The older wines naturally add a host of dried fruit, nutty and spice notes to play off the younger vintages. Complex and nuanced, the L'Or d'Eugene offers tons of character, although it could use a touch more persistence. Admittedly, that is a small critique as this level.