JM Seleque "Solessence Nature" Brut Nature - Champagne, France
Varietals: 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Pinot Noir
The aromatics are provocative, the body is broad and creamy, and the finish is decidedly dry.
Jean-Marc Sélèque came back to his family domaine in the Coteaux Sud d’Epernay in 2008. The Coteaux is a part of the Vallée de la Marne that runs south of Epernay, mirroring the landscape of the Côte des Blancs, situated just to the east. From the vineyards in 1er Cru Pierry, you can see the hillside of Cramant just across the valley. As the terroir and exposition here is similar to the Côtes des Blancs, you find mostly Chardonnay planted in this area of the Vallée de la Marne. Jean-Marc has vines in seven villages – Pierry, Moussy, Epernay, Dizy, Mardeuil, Boursault, and Vertus (in the Côte des Blancs).