Jacques Selosse

Jacques Selosse

Anselme Selosse, variously described as eccentric, obsessed, charismatic and messianic,depending on one's point of view, is one of the most fascinating vignerons at work in Champagne today. His philosophy is conspicuously Burgundian in the winery, where all of his 35 Chardonnay plots (in Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil, Ay, Mareuil-sur- Ay and Ambonnay) are vinified separately in small Burgundian barrels that have been bought in from Domaine Leflaive, no less.

Eschewing malolactic fermentation and keeping the dosage low are practices which find empirical antithesis in the ripeness of fruit which has been farmed as late as possible. Man and wine alike court strong opinion, in itself no bad thing in a region dominated by the power of the ur-Grandes Marques.

The range includes: 
Initial - a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay grapes, aged for at least 2 years before disgorgement in a Brut style.  Version Originale is also a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay, but aged longer in bottle (42 months) before disgorgment and has very little dosage (Extra Brut) style.

Millésime - a single vintage Blanc de Blancs from the grapes of two vineyards in Avize, Le Mont de Cramant and Les Chantereines. Substance is a Blanc de Blancs from a single vineyard in Avize. This Champagne is made in a unique solera system with the base grapes for this wine coming from the 1987 vintage, the blend is topped up with more recent vintages each year.

Contraste is a Blanc de Noirs, made from Pinot Noir grapes,  from a single vineyard (La Côte Faron in the village of Aÿ), also made in a solera style with the base grapes from the 1994 vintage. Exquise is a Demi-Sec Blanc de Blancs champagne, with around 24g/l of dosage. 

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Champagne Jacques Selosse, Version Originale, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru Extra Brut (2020 release)
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2002 Champagne Jacques Selosse, Millésime, Extra Brut
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2002
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Champagne Selosse, Lieux-dits Collection 2016 (1xBdC, 1xSlM, 1xLCF, 1xLC, 1xLCA, 1xCdC), Six-Bottle Assortment Case
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Champagne Jacques Selosse, Brut Initial, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru
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Champagne Jacques Selosse, Substance, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Brut
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Champagne Jacques Selosse, Les Six Liuex-Dits (Chemins de Chalon, Sous le Mont, Bout du Clos, Cote Farron, Carelles, Chantereines), Assortment Case (Disgorged February 2021)
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Champagne Jacques Selosse, Initial, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Brut (2020 release)
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Light Bodied
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12.0% Alcohol
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