NV Mouzon Leroux L’atavique Tradition


Every great region has at least one extraordinary individual that champions its unique character and terroir. In Verzy, that person is Sébastien Mouzon, an absolute dynamo, producing beautiful, incisive, and mineral Champagnes.

As part of the “third wave” of visionary grower-producers, Sébastien crafts some of the most vibrant, mineral-driven Champagnes known to us. With a family legacy dating back to 1776, Sébastien embraced biodynamics in 2008, witnessing a remarkable improvement in wine purity. His commitment to sustainable practices is evident in his agroforestry efforts, boasting over 1,000 trees on the estate. Cultivating 60 plots across Verzy’s diverse terroirs, Sébastien’s artisanal approach, extended lees aging, and minimal intervention result in restrained, elegant, and captivating Champagnes. A rising star on the global sommelier scene, Sébastien Mouzon’s wines are now creating a buzz in Australia, where enthusiasts seeking refined and incisive Champagnes find solace.

Disgorged in January 2022. L’Atavique is Sébastien’s ancestral cuvée. It’s a blend of Grand Cru fruit, with the current disgorgement weighing in at 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. The base is from the 2019 vintage (55%), with the reserve an even split between the two previous vintages. It was disgorged with zero dosage after 36 months on lees.
Sourced from 60 micro-plots spread across Verzy’s clay, chalk and flint soils, this cuvée is fermented in 80% French oak and 20% stainless steel. Peter Liem refers to the Mouzon Leroux style as “one of vibrant depth and voluptuous presence on the palate”, and both these qualities are perfectly encapsulated in L’atavique. 

Importer Notes


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Weight1 kg
Dimensions1 × 1 × 1 cm