NV Seleque Solessence 1.5L

Powerful grower Champagne from a vanguard producer.

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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.

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.

Region: Epernay, Champagne, France
Blend: Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Meunier (40%), Pinot Noir (10%)
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94 Points - "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)

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