Jm Seleque Solessence Brut Nv


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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 2018, 70% stainless steel tank and 30% oak barrels. 50% of the blend from wines in perpetual reserve (in tank and oak barrels). Two years ageing under crown seal. No fining or filtration. Dosage 2g/L.

"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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