Pinot Meunier has had a bit of a struggle being taken seriously over the decades but with the ardent support and championing of a few devotees that is changing in a big way. The Mousse family has been at the front of this, awakening. This 12 generation winemaking family have always been forward thinking and were among the first to begin bottling Champagne under their own name in 1923, making them one of the OG grower Champagnes. This Blanc de Noirs is made from 95% Pinot Meunier and 5% Pinot Noir and is made by using a system much like they use in Sherry, hence the name “Perpetuelle” as there is a perpetual blend used by adding the newest harvest/wine to older ones still in tank. This is a truly complex wine with layers upon layers of fruit, toast, mineral and more fruit. Something about this wine reminds me of holiday bread, dried fruit, and eggy rich dough. So fun to explore!