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Champagne J-M Sélèque Solessence Extra Bruttext

Champagne J-M Sélèque Solessence Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceSélèque began in 1965 when Henri Sélèque planted his first plots of vines with the help of his father-in-law, Jean Bagnost, president of the Pierry wine cooperative. Henri's son Richard moved the winery into the modern era, and since 2008 third gen Jean-Marc oversees the estate, based in the Coteaux Sud d’Epernay. Since Jean-Marc arrived, no herbicides have been used at the estate. For this cuvée, fruit from seven villages across the Marne Valley and the Côte des Blancs, namely Pierry, Moussy, Epernay, Mardeuil, Dizy, Boursault and Vertus, half of which are farmed biodynamically. With minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery, this is a blend of 50/40/10 chardonnay/pinot meunier/pinot noir, primarily stainless with full MLF (a small amount was fermented in oak, with no MLF). This uses 50% reserve wines, and went into the bottle with no fining or filtration. My bottle was disgorged January 2022 with 2 g/L. Framed by a green apple brace, this tight champagne skips lemon, red apple, light meringue along the medium palate, finishing with bitter lemon and a saline wash. Tight and nimble.Tasted: 09 November 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$66.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne R et JM SélèqueDistributors: Altus Wines
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier - Pinot NoirCSPC: 39693UPC: 00626990271802