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  • Country ranking ?

    706
  • Producer ranking ?

    12
  • Decanting time

    20min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Smoked salmon & panfried Turbot

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The Story

This champagne was known in the past as Contraste.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Steep south-facing plot that Anselme Selosse acquired in 1994  

The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru La Cote Faron is ridiculously great. Layers of fruit emerge effortlessly from this large-scaled, dramatic Champagne. The wine needs quite of time to open up, but when it does it is a stunner. This is pure Ay in its rich, voluptuous personality and creamy texture. Red berries, dried flowers, licorice, mint and licorice are layered into the rich, seductive finish. Readers who prefer a more mineral-driven style of Blanc de Noirs will prefer the Le Bout de Clos, Selosse's wine from Ambonnay, while those who prefer a more overt expression of fruit will flip out over the Cote Faron. Either way, it's hard to lose. They are both magnificent. Disgorged February 21st, 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. – Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 97p

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The NV Extra-Brut Aÿ La Côte Faron (2013) is a vertical, powerful wine that shows why Aÿ is such a remarkable village for Pinot. The Côte Faron is dense and potent, yet what impresses most is its spine of saline-infused minerals and structure that gives shape throughout. Hints of orange peel, sweet dried cherry, cedar and pipe tobacco linger in a Champagne that is captivating from the very first taste. In a word: stunning. Disgorged: February 19, 2020.

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Origin

Avize, Champagne

Grapes

100% Pinot Noir

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

There is a possibility

Drinking temperature

7-9C

Other wines from this producer

Au Dessus du Gros Mont Millésime

Contraste

Exquise

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Le Bout du Clos

Le Chemin de Châlons Grand Cru Cramant

Les Carelles Grand Cru Le Mesnil

Millésimé

Ratafia 'Il Etait Une Fois'

Rosé

Sous Le Mont Grand Cru Mareuil-sur-Aÿ

Substance

Version Initial

Version Originale

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