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  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

The Selosse 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. Exquiseis a Demi-Sec Blanc de Blancs champagne, with around 24g/l of dosage.

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Vintage 1996

DOMAINE JACQUES SELOSSE In 1949 Jacques Selosse, Anselme's father, created in Avize the domain, which still bears his name, with his wife.

Anselme took over the estate in 1974.

Domaine Jacques Selosse produces 57,000 bottles of Champagne every year from grapes grown and harvested on 7.5 ha of vines spread over Chardonnay plots in the Côte des Blancs — Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger — and a few Montagne de Reims plots, dedicated to growing Pinot Noir, in Aÿ, Ambonnay and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.

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Deep golden colour. Powerful, pungent, sherry barrell nopse, beeswax, flowers, mesi honey, cloyuin and chewy. Stays in the mouth forever. Long and concentrated, lacks vivacity, volatile sherry notes.mallas, chewy.
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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1996  ( Jacques Selosse )

"Deep golden colour. Powerful, pungent, sherry barrell nopse, beeswax, flowers, mesi honey, cloyuin and chewy. Stays in the mouth forever. Long and concentrated, lacks vivacity, volatile sherry notes.mallas, chewy."

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