Avize | Champagne - France
In 1980 Anselme Selosse took over the management of his father Jacques Selosse's company with the precious help of his wife Corinne. The company owns about 7 hectares, most of which are Chardonnay Grand Cru in the municipalities of Avize, Cramant and Oger, a Pinot Noir Grand Cru vineyard in Aÿ and one in Ambonnay. Annual global production is around 45,000 bottles. Every two years an organic compound is inserted deep into their soils to promote the enhancement of the terroir. Anselme Selosse, during each spring and autumn, works the soil in order to make it light and porous to allow a better passage of water. The plants are kept low with a yield of less than 2/3 of the average yield in Champagne. The immune defenses of the vineyard are naturally solicited, without any use of chemical treatments. After the traditional pressing, the must is placed in barrique for fermentation, which begins without the addition of selected yeasts and takes place with weekly batonnage during the winter and monthly during the summer. This process naturally continues without any intervention and sometimes lasts until July. The malolactic fermentation is contained, the natural acidity of the wine is not neutralized as the fertilizers do not contain mineral potassium and no type of filtration is ever carried out. Anselme Selosse states that his role is not to standardize the taste, but to tell the story of his vineyards respecting the vocation of the wine and the soil. For this reason it does not use selected yeasts during fermentation and prefers pure grape fructose for dosage at the time of dégorgement.These two peculiarities, typical of Champagne Jacques Selosse and of other few producers, ensure a taste that enhances the characteristics of the particle of land on which the grapes were picked.
There are 4 products.
La Côte Faron - Blanc de Noirs d'Ay - Grand Cru
It comes from the vineyards of Pinot Noir that Anselme Selosse owns in Aÿ, totally exposed to the south. Pinot Noir in purity, a wine of great complexity not suitable for inexperienced palates, but that can give great emotions to the most demanding fans.
Sous Le Mont Blanc de Noirs de Mareuil-sur-Ay
Champagne 1er Crü extra brut of incredible power and balance, suitable for being aged for many years in their own cellar.
It is a majestic and complex extra brut champagne, rich in fresh and mineral scents, with toasted nuances of ginger and aromatic herbs, with a deep and vibrant taste. It is produced with first fermentation in barrique and rest on the yeasts in the bottle for 4 years.
Wine composed of three successive vintages aging on the lees in bottles of at least 2 and a half years, during which the bottles are moved and stacked twice in the cellar, putting the yeasts in suspension and encouraging the maturation, since they will be bottled after dégorgement à la volée only when the producer understands that the wine is ripe at the right point.