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    Oysters in a Champagne Sabayon

The Story

Today, the Selosses has some forty parcels spread throughout Avize, Cramant, le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Ambonnay. Following with Burgundian tradition, the wines are fermented in barrel. My job is to find "each individual character its rightful home”. "I am not the master, merely a servant to all these different personalities.” Anselme Selosse.

The NV Demi-Sec Exquise is the same base blend as the Initiale but with a higher dosage of 24 grams per liter. This is an exotic, spiced wine with plenty of ripe peach and roasted nut aromas and flavors made in a style meant to emphasize freshness. The finish is long, clean and refreshing. The Exquise would make a terrific match to seared foie gras and fruit-based desserts.

Score: 92 Antonio Galloni, eRobertParker.com

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This is a real beauty and marvelous with fruit based desserts. It is a demi-sec. With the same base blend as the Initiale (so Blanc de Blancs, drawn from multiple vineyards – Avize, Cramant, Oger -- and multiple vintages) with a dosage of approximately 24g/l, you get an enchanting bouquet of  peach, licorice and nuts. On the palate you have pears, honeysuckle, spiced apples, and then suave notes of citrus towards the finish, a light but lively mousse throughout, with a really lovely fresh, precise finish. 93 Points

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Tasted at restaurant Les Avizes. Lots of exotic fruits, spices, hazelnuts and oak. 24g dosage is very well balanced and integrated to rich exotic wine. 1000 bottles produced every year.
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Avize, Champagne

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