Created after the Second World War, Jacques Selosse in Avize has been run since 1974 by Anselme, the son of Jacques, with the help of his son Guillaume. Their champagnes have established one of the best reputations in the region, achieving a rare perfection. This ensures that they are highly prized by wine lovers and acclaimed by critics. With eight hectares of vineyards, the domain produces fewer than 60,000 bottles per year. The vines are worked according to biodynamic methods, but a choice has been made not to seek certification, providing greater flexibility if necessary. The vines are grassed and worked by plough and horse. The wines are matured in barrels; they are truly exciting to taste and reveal genuine character, yet they are capable of surprising neophytes not accustomed to this style of champagne. N2
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.