JACQUES SELOSSE 'LA COTE FARON' EXTRA BRUT GRAND CRU CHAMPAGNE NV

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Julia Harding MW
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Antonio Galloni
  • Certified Organic
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JSCHNVNV15 UCAU
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"The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru La Cote Faron is ridiculously great." - Antonio Galloni This rare Champagne is rich and textural, exhibiting red fruit characters from the 100% Pinot Noir balanced with florals, anise and spice. Incredibly complex and a wine that all Champagne connoisseurs need to experience. “No champagne grower is as renowned or as influential as Anselme Selosse. Whether directly or indirectly, he has inspired an entire generation of young winegrowers in the region, and among consumers, his champagnes have become some of the most sought-after wines in the world. As with many wines that seek to push their boundaries, Selosse’s champagnes are not without controversy—some believe them to be at the pinnacle of what can be achieved in the region, while others find them incomprehensible. Regardless, it’s undeniable that these are highly original champagnes, and wines of intense personality.” Peter Liem, ChampagneGuide.net
"The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru La Cote Faron is ridiculously great." - Antonio Galloni This rare Champagne is rich and textural, exhibiting red fruit characters from the 100% Pinot Noir balanced with florals, anise and spice. Incredibly complex and a wine that all Champagne connoisseurs need to experience. “No champagne grower is as renowned or as influential as Anselme Selosse. Whether directly or indirectly, he has inspired an entire generation of young winegrowers in the region, and among consumers, his champagnes have become some of the most sought-after wines in the world. As with many wines that seek to push their boundaries, Selosse’s champagnes are not without controversy—some believe them to be at the pinnacle of what can be achieved in the region, while others find them incomprehensible. Regardless, it’s undeniable that these are highly original champagnes, and wines of intense personality.” Peter Liem, ChampagneGuide.net

Scores & Reviews

18 / 20

Julia Harding MW

Just 140 cases each of the lieux-dits wines. 100% Pinot, from a solera begun in 1994. Six years on the lees. Disgorged 23 Feb 2011. Pale gold with a very slight pink tinge. Fabulous clarity and focus even with the breadth of flavour. More mineral on the nose and red fruited. And a touch of orange. Some spice on the palate. Structure more evident, a little more obvious tannin. Very very long. (Tasted: 21-Mar-2013)

97 / 100

Antonio Galloni

The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru La Cote Faron is ridiculously great. Layers of fruit emerge effortlessly from this large-scaled, dramatic Champagne. The wine needs quite of time to open up, but when it does it is a stunner. This is pure Ay in its rich, voluptuous personality and creamy texture. Red berries, dried flowers, licorice, mint and licorice are layered into the rich, seductive finish. Readers who prefer a more mineral-driven style of Blanc de Noirs will prefer the Le Bout de Clos, Selosse’s wine from Ambonnay, while those who prefer a more overt expression of fruit will flip out over the Cote Faron. Either way, it’s hard to lose. They are both magnificent.