NV Seleque Solessence
Producer: JM Sélèque
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
grilled cheese with apple butter / leslie spit rock treasures / saber snaggletooth
Solessence roughly translates to “soil essence” if my remedial French serves me correct. Jean-Marc Seleque is certainly not letting much other than soil and sun get into these wines as he single-handedly takes a hands off organic approach to farming. In some photos he looks like he belongs in a french new wave film and in others he looks like he owns many expensive horses. What does this say about his wine? I think I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Elegant and finessed, this bubble guzzler has the teeniest dense bubbles and a dry, stony salinity. There is never a bad time for champagne.
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