• JM Seleque Magnum Solessence Extra Brut Champagne

1.5 Liters.  50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir.  From the excellent 2013 harvest with half made up of a reserve. The nose shows clotted cream, light stone fruits, and a Chablis like minerality. The palate is mid-weight with granny smith, clotted cream zippy acid and smoky minerality. Yum!  D&M Tasting Notes

When Jean-Marc came on board in 2008, he turned the domain toward the organic viticulture he envisioned. In 2010, he started working biodynamically, and now nearly four of his 7.5 hectares (19 acres) are farmed accordingly, a fact that he doesn’t make much fuss about because for him it’s not about the label so much as it is about making better wine. (He has not gone for certification because he doesn’t want to be straitjacketed into using copper sulfites when, under certain conditions, a synthetic fungicide might be more benign.) Separately, he stopped his father’s practice of selling some grapes to négociants, and he began to acquire more oak vessels for fermentation and ageing on the lees. Today the ratio of steel to oak in the cellar is roughly 60/40. He has been selling off his 228-liter barrels of late in favor of 350 and 600-liter barrels for fermentation and barrel aging. For certain younger vineyard parcels, he uses 20-hectoliter foudres, plus he’s experimenting with amphora, a cigar barrel (so-called because of its elongated shape), and a concrete egg. Steel is used mainly for the younger, fruitier Solessence. Importer Notes


JM Seleque Magnum Solessence Extra Brut Champagne

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