Grapelive: Wine of the Day October 3, 2016

desouzamycorhizen.v. De Sousa, Brut Grand Cru Champagne “Mycorhize” Avize, France.
A beautiful and intense hand crafted Champagne, all organic and horse plowed as depicted on the label, the De Sousa Mycorhize is all from the 2012 vintage, 100% Chardonnay and 3 years on the lees, it’s a stunning example of purity and finesse with a great attention to detail and vibrancy. The soft mousse and bright fruit add to the charms in this Grand Cru Brut that shows class and length, I was highly impressed with the whole lineup of De Sousa Champagne, from the Tradition Brut to this very special cuvee and the remarkable 2008 vintage, this is a Champagne house to discover, they are imported by Charles Neal Selections, each of their offerings are terroir driven in nature and full of excitement. This Mycorhize Grand Cru Brut delivers exceptional vitality and inner energy with a poised and refined character with decedent layers of citrus, apple and tropical fruit, brioche/yeasty richness and length along with mineral tones, hazelnut, ginger zest and white flowers, this is lively and gorgeous Champagne! It’s very hard not to love this bubbly, it has grower producer intrigue and wonderful lavish elegance.
($65 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive