Every Champagne lover should try a bottle of Jacques Selosse at least once in their lifetime. "How does Jacques Selosse compare to the big names like Krug, Dom Perignon and Cristal then?" You may ask. Well, sorry you can't compare them because Jacques Selosse is exceptionally different in style!
The owner/winemaker Anselme Selosse is a leading light for all Champagne growers, successfully pioneered with a standard to be followed by many young producers nowadays. Antonio Galloni has recently tasted a fantastic range from Jacques Selosse at a dinner in New York in July 2017, fully impressed by its wines and described it as “among the most coveted bottles in Champagne".
To put it simple, Jacques Selosse’s wines are fully ripe, oxidative with a distinctive oakiness since their juice is fermented in very good oak barrels. They are absolutely a wine to enjoy by giving a lot of care, decanting and taking the time to really savour it. Ideally, treat it as a Burgundy instead of a Champagne to pop the cork only for the festive season. We have had great joy with every bottle of Jacques Selosse we've tried and we suggest you to cellar a few.
Thanks to our unique and fantastic network, we are happy to offer the same range of Jacques Selosse that Galloni enjoyed at his dinner at best market price:
Jacques Selosse Initial NV (Disgorged in Jan 2015)
HK$1,115 per bottle – available from stock
A blanc de blancs blend of three villages from Avize, Cramant and Oger. Comparatively large production than any other wine from Selosse. 30,000 bottles produced annually.
Jacques Selosse Version Originale NV (Disgorged in March 2016)
HK$1,290 per bottle – available from stock
A blanc de blancs blend of three villages from Avize, Cramant and Oger from old vines. 3,000 bottles produced annually.
Jacques Selosse Substance NV (Disgorged in March 2016)
HK$2,200 per bottle – available from stock
Jacques Selosse Substance NV (Disgorged in January 2015 or April 2015)
HK$2,250 per bottle
Jacques Selosse Substance NV (Disgorged in October 2011)
HK$2,400 per bottle
A blanc de blancs monocru from Avize, produced from a solera of every vintage since and including 1986. 3,000 bottles produced annually.
“Creamy and expansive on the palate, with notable vinous intensity, the Substance captures so many of the qualities that make Anselme Selosse’s Champagnes so compelling. “Antonio Galloni
Jacques Selosse Lieux-dits “Sous le Mont” NV
HK$2,180 per bottle
Single vineyard from Aÿ with limited production . “Sous Le Mont is understated, gracious and absolutely exquisite in the glass. The aromatics are especially inviting tonight.” Antonio Galloni
Jacques Selosse Lieux-dits “Les Carelles” NV
HK$2,185 per bottle
Single vineyard from Le Mensil with limited production. “a model of power and explosive energy. A touch of reduction adds aromatic complexity, but it is the wine’s textural presence that stands out most.” Antonio Galloni
Jacques Selosse Lieux-dits “Le Bout du Clos” NV
HK$2,150 per bottle
Single vineyard from Ambonnay with limited production. “creamy, layered and totally voluptuous. This is pure sensuality in a glass.” Antonio Galloni
Jacques Selosse Millesime 2005
HK$3,900 per bottle
“once again remarkable for its purity and overall depth. It is without question one of the best wines in what was a very challenging year in Champagne.” Antonio Galloni
Jacques Selosse Rose NV (Disgorged in November 2012/ July 2014 / July 2015)
HK$1,750 per bottle
“a real sense of weightlessness that makes it an excellent choice to get the evening started” Antonio Galloni. 6,000 bottles produced annually.
Subject to final confirmation. Available in 2 weeks.
You can enjoy delivery free-of-charge for purchases over HK$3,000, otherwise a HK$80 per delivery applies.
P.S. If you want to get a full download of what Galloni enjoyed at his dinner in New York - food and drink - read here: http://vinous.com/articles/selosse-lieux-dits-dinner-at-nomad-jul-2017