NV Moussé Fils Ratafia ‘La Vie en Meunier’, Champagne, France
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This atypical Ratafia is elaborated with passion, in keeping with a secret family recipe from 1947 by Edmond Moussé, 2nd winemaker generation of our house. This recipe was only passed down to his son, Jean-Marc, and his Grandson, Cédric. It belongs to the DNA of the house and provides a new opportunity to discover the Meunier.
This 100% Meunier Ratafia is produced with our homemade Marc de Champagne, a liqueur made of Meunier wine only. Micro vinification of the final pressings – Fermentation of our Marc de Champagne in concrete tanks. Double distillation of final pressing wines and Marc in the historic still of Cuisles Mutage on the musts. Natural chilling – no filtration. Aged for 24 months in barrels.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Located in a small valley perpendicular to the Marne river, in the village of Cuisles, our estate has been growing a very unique Meunier on a green clay terroir since 1923.
Our vineyard is spread on 3 different villages for the most part, yet all our plots are located on the same slope, all south exposed. Everyday, we are making every effort to step aside and highlight this variety and this unique terroir.
Our ancestors have been growers from father to son for 12 generations, and winemakers for 4 generations. Today we are rethinking every step and action to limit our environmental impact. Nature is our working tool; it is our duty to look after it.
Vinification happens with the least possible intervention, and clear objectives: pure and natural Meunier, with tension.