SELOSSE - the stuff dreams are made of
N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Initiale
A champagne for Riesling-freaks and minerality-aficionados. Based on Grand Cru vineyards in Avize, Cramant und Oger. A Blanc de Blancs with breathtaking mineral depth and light oxidative elements.
PURE with flavors of pears&apples, light toasted almonds and length with no end. Powerful and vibrating on the palate. The stuff dreams are made of........
I know it's heresy, but Selosse is not at the top of my list for Champagne. But I imagine you would of guessed that. It's too much minerality, and not enough of the creamy textures I like in Champagne. Many of friends love Selosse, as well as a lot of winemakers I know.
As I said Jeff, this champagne is for minerality-lovers. Very special style, no doubt.
Last autumn I opened a Selosse V.O. Extra Brut.......simply sensationell, but my guest was not impressed.
Besides "Initial" we also had 1999 Moet & Chandon Millesime Blanc - Vintage, this was very good, but not my taste.
I love minerals, and Riesling, even so, I'm not the biggest fan of Selosse, I like more finesse in Champagne...