Ansleme Selosse is truly one of the icons of the wine world. Having taken over the family winery in 1976 this eccentric, opinionated, and somewhat obsessive vigneron has revolutionized the world of fine Champagne. All plots are vinified separately in 228 litre barriques bought largely from Domaine Leflaive with only 20% new. Wines never undergo malolactic fermentation and very little sulphur is used in the reserve wines.
The Initial is a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay, aged for at least two years before disgorgement. Packed with orange peel, fresh baked apple and nutty, oxidative aromas. Full, satisfying and complex on the finish.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay