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Maison Jacques Selosse in Avize was founded after the Second World War. Since 1974 it has been managed by Jacques' son Anselme, with the assistance of his son, Guillaume. Their champagnes have earned a reputation for being some of the finest in the region, achieving a rare level of perfection. They are highly sought after by Champagne lovers and showered with praise by the critics. The domain owns 8 hectares of vines and produces less than 60,000 bottles a year. The vineyard follows biodynamic practices but has decided not to seek formal certification so as to remain flexible. Grass is allowed to grow freely around the vines and the land is worked with horse-drawn ploughs. The wines, developed in barriques, are very exciting to drink and full of character although they may surprise novices unfamiliar with this type of champagne.
About the cuvée
This rosé is an blended rosé with a salmon-coloured appearance. The 6% share of Pinot Noir derives from Grand Cru grapes grown in the prestigious Côte des Blancs. The 94% Chardonnay comes from the growers of Ambonnay, a Grand Cru on the Montagne de Reims. The watchword here is rigour: a low dosage of between 1.3 and 2.7 grammes of sugar per litre. Consequently, the Brut Rosé is a light gourmet champagne. In the mouth, it offers great character with an aromatic palette combining red berries (raspberry) and citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), delivering an attractive acidity. It also features exotic notes of ginger and musk. It is particularly persistent, with seductively refined bubbles and vinous length.
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