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s ince taking the helm at Jacques Selosse in the 1980's, Anselme Selosse has been challenging the concept of what Champagne can be. After learning the wines and terroir of Champagne while working with his father, Jacques, he then went on to spend time in Burgundy, soaking up lessons from the young generation there. When the time came to assume control of Selosse, he insisted on focusing on the unique character of each wines' vintage, terroir and grape. Anselme achieved this by insisting on lower yields, eliminating chemical pesticides and fertilizers, fermenting in barrel, and intervening minimally in the vat room. In 2010 Anselme announced plans to release six different single-vineyard bottlings -- each would express the unique characteristics of a single terroir. As he says, "All other factors being equal, what you taste is the origin of the wine." Each will have Selosse wine from a specific vintage as a base, blended with those from different vintages from the same plot. In the words of Antonio Galloni, the results are "off the charts." The two featured single-vineyard wines here are Les Carelles, a blend of 100% Chardonnay from the village of Le Mesnil, and Sous le Mont, a pure Pinot Noir Champagne from the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. ✦ "desPiTe all Of The acclaiM and RecOgniTiOn anselMe selOsse has ReceiVed OVeR The yeaRs, he cOnTinues TO Push The enVelOPe." anTOniO gallOni MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS CALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • vISIT US AT MORRELLWINE.COM • COMPLIMENTARy DELIvERy ON ALL ORDERS OvER $100 IN Ny AND CT 61 cHAMpAgne Jacques Selosse Les Carelles Exra Brut NV $469 per bottle "Les Carelles boasts extraordinary power, breadth and sheer richness. Layers of butter, pastry, tropical fruit, spices and smoke literally bursts from the glass...This is a dazzling showing." AG 98 (1801010) Jacques Selosse Grand Cru Extra-Brut Mareuil sur Aÿ Sous Le Mont NV $469 per bottle "The Sous le Mont lifts from the glass with exotic aromatics and delicate fruit. Gracious and feminine in style, the Sous Le Mont nevertheless possesses terrific energ y and cut." AG 94 (1801011) OTHER SELECTIONS FROM JACqUES SELOSSE rating bottle Jacques Selosse Initial Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Brut NV (1800107) AG 94 $175 Jacques Selosse Substance Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut NV (1801012) AG 98 $395 Jacques Selosse Le Bout de Clos Selosse Extra Brut NV (1801009) AG 98 $469 *All wines are on a Pre-arrival basis

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