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Mousseux (France)

Mousseux is French for "Sparkling".

Mousseux is used for sparkling wines that are not Champagne nor Crémant.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Flowers
Flowers
Honey
Honey
Almonds
Almonds
Mineral
Minerals

Typical Mousseux flavors are Lemon, Lime, Apple, Almond, and Minerality.

Profile

Mousseux wines are acidic, and have less body than Champage:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperatures:
6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing

You can drink Sparkling Wines to almost everything.

Whether it is French Champagne, Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas
Sandwitch
Sandwitch

Crab
Seafood
French Fries
Fries
Egg
Egg Dishes
Pasta
Pasta

Strawberries
Strawberries
Panettone
Cantucci
Panettone
Panettone
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Mousseux pairs well with salt, because the bubbles break up the salt in the mouth.

Acidity and bubbles also pair well with rich food and creamy and oily dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Sandwiches. Focaccia.
Green Salad. Asparagus. Avocado. Artichokes.
Ham and Melon. Prosciutto. Serano.
Egg Dishes. Omelette. Smoked Salmon.
French Fries. Popcorn.
Panettone. Biscuits.
Fruit Salad. Sweet Soufflés.
Figs. Chocolate. Crème Brulée.

Cheese:
Soft and Fresh Cheeses.
Brie. Camembert. Washed-Rind. Robiola.
Feta. Fontina. Creamy Blue.

French Mousseux

In France, a Vin Mousseux, is a sparkling wine, made either by the Charmant metod (Secondary Fermentation in a tank), or by adding Carbon Dioxide - CO2.

These are some AOCs (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée):

AOC Blanquette de Limoux. (Languedoc)
Sparkling Red Wines from Mauzac (90%), Chardonnay, and Chenin Blanc.

AOC Bourgogne Mousseux. (Burgundy)
Sparkling Red Wines from Pinot Noir and Gamay.

AOC Bugey Mousseux. (Savoie)
Sparkling Whites from Chardonnay, Jacquère, and Molette.
Sparkling Rosés from Gamay and Pinot Noir.

AOC Saumur Mousseux (Loire).
Sparkling Whites from Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.
Sparkling Rosés from Pinot Noir. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon.

AOC Vouvray Mousseux (Loire).
Sparkling Whites from Chenin Blanc.

Sugar Levels

Regulation
EC 607/2009
Sugar
gram/litre
Calories
/glass
Brut Nature (Brut Zero)0-33
Extra Brut 0-6 5
Brut 0-12 7
Extra Dry (Extra Sec, Extra Seco) 12-17 10
Dry (Sec, Seco) 17-32 20
Demi (Semi) 32-50 30
Doux (Sweet, Dulce) 50+ 30+

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