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NV Jacques Selosse Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Substance

Champagne, France

Perhaps Anselme Selosse's most iconic cuveé. Multi-vintage solera-styled Champagne production. A unique wine in the Champagne landscape and one of the most sought-after on the planet.

$890.00

About
This is a brilliant Champagne.

100 Points - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

Anselme Selosse is one of the most revolutionary figures in the world of wine today.

The ultimate iconoclast, Anselme took the concepts and traditions that made the best wines of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley so iconic - that it takes great fruit to make transcendent  wines, and expression of terroir is paramount - and brought those ideas to his family's vineyards in Champagne.

His cuveés are now hunted like the rarest of birds across the planet. 

This is his most iconic cuveé and his purest expression of terroir. The Substance is a non-vintage blend of his Grand Cru holdings in Avize. By combining over twenty vintages in his solera, Anselme has managed to perfectly capture the voice of this place and everything it has yielded over the last two decades or more.

About Domaine Jacques Selosse

Selosse is a name mentioned in mythical, shadowy terms, the unicorn wines of Champagne, that really don't have much in common with commercial or even prestige Champagne at all.

Anselme took over the estate from his father Jacques in 1980, and pretty much turned the Champagne world on its head, focussing on individual terroirs and vineyards, some oxidative winemaking, extended aging, lower dosage, lower SO2....Everything that hardly anyone else was doing.

He officially retired in 2018, with talented son Guillaume now running the show.

Anselme and Guillaume Selosse
Anselme and Guillaume Selosse
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Disgorged September 2020. Substance is drawn from a perpetual blend that began in 1986. The juice comes from two sites in Avize: one facing south, Le Mont de Cramant; and one facing east, Les Chantereines. Every release spends between five and six years on lees and is bottled with a dosage of between zero and two grams. As opposed to the Millésime, this is a wine where the process is designed to remove vintage from the equation, leaving behind an expression of the place through time. This is always a fascinating, incredibly complex and deep Champagne.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Anselme Selosse
Winemaker Anselme Selosse
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

100Points
Wine Advocate

“Since awarding the July 2019 disgorgement of Selosse's emblematic NV Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Substance a three-digit score, readers won't be surprised to learn that I've drunk a dozen bottles—all in the interest of due diligence, of course. Happily, the wine continues to show extraordinarily well, bursting from the glass with aromas of honeyed pears, buttered toast, candied peel, fenugreek and almond paste. Full-bodied, textural and enveloping, it's vinous, concentrated and sapid, marrying to remarkable effect the unique patina imparted by Selosse's distinctive winemaking practices with the powerful yet incisive profile that defines Avize. This is a brilliant Champagne, and my only regret is that I doubt I'll have any bottles left five years from now. ” 100 points, William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

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