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NV JM Seleque Solessence

Epernay, Champagne, France

Powerful grower Champagne from a vanguard producer.

$95.00

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About The Wine

The Sélèque family's first vineyard holdings in Pierry were put down by Henri Sélèque in 1965.

Henri's son Richard began making small amounts of grower Champagne through the 1970s. Today, Henri's grandson, Jean-Marc has taken up the mantle and propelled his family estate to become one of the most talked about labels of Epernay's small-production grower vanguard.

Jean-Marc has gained experience making sparkling wines around the world, from the Yarra Valley to the US of A. He has taken all this knowledge and reinvigorated his family label with a modern approach to the craft and is now considered one of Champagne's most exciting young guns.

This NV offering comes from select parcels over Pierry, Moussy, Épernay, Mardeuil, Dizy, Boursault, and Vertus. It's Chardonnay dominant and comes with an explosive energy. The balance and precision here is excellent, where fruit, freshness and lees-derived complexity all walk hand in hand.  The value on offer here is exceptional. 

Winemaker Jean-Marc Sélèque
Winemaker Jean-Marc Sélèque
Pierry, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

50% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir. Fruit from seven crus on mostly flinty clay on chalky subsoil : Pierry, Moussy, Épernay, Mardeuil, Dizy, Boursault, Vertus. Base vintage 2015, with 50% of the blend from wines in perpetual reserve.

80% stainless steel tank and 20% oak barrels. No fining or filtration. Disgorged in November 2017. Dosage 3g/L.

Blend : Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Meunier (40%), Pinot Noir (10%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winter in Epernay
Winter in Epernay
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Tightly wound, bracing Champagne of velocity and intensity. A supersonic pulse of tart, green apple, citrus, faint ginger biscuit in flavours, with a perfume that echoes the same but with more volume. Texture is chalky, bubbles tight and firm, almost aggressive, but doing a good job of refreshment factor. It feels really un-evolved in a sense, but the drinkability remains and freshness and mouth-puckering freshness are the result. This is really good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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