Disgorged 29 January 2020
Region: Champagne, FRA
Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
This is the third Millésime made by Guillaume Selosse (Anselme handed over this wine first as part of the transition) and it is the wine where he has had the greatest impact. This vintage is the first to include fruit from all six villages: Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Ay and Ambonnay. The varietal blend is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. Bottle-aged for 10 years before disgorgement.
Disgorged in January 2020, the 2009 Extra-Brut Premier Cru Millésime represents a new direction for Selosse’s vintage bottling, as Guillaume Selosse wanted to produce this cuvée from all of the six villages in which the domaine’s holdings are located. The resulting wine is spectacular, soaring from the glass with a deep and complex bouquet of mandarin orange, honeycomb, ripe peaches, freshly baked bread, almond paste and dried apricots. Full-bodied, deep and complete, it’s elegantly muscular and multidimensional, with extraordinary mid-palate amplitude, ripe but lively acids and a long, intensely sapid finish Notes from William Kelley, The Wine Advocate