Very memorable. Style was savory with some subtle oxidation on the finish. Went great with whatever we threw at it from yuzu scallops to beef tartar to a middle eastern style sweet potato preparation . For sure a food wine but very versatile. Disgorged 2012 if I recall correctly.
Was so carried away with the Piemonte wines that I somehow forgot to note this last night. Disgorged September, 2013. Deep yellow color with very little to suggest rose. Not much of a mousse and similarly, not a lot of aroma at first, then a trace of herbs and apple cider. Full bodied, some of that Selosse oxidative quality, good back end minerality. A curious showing-just not as alive and interesting as wines from this producer usually are.
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(NV Jacques Selosse Rose) This really brought the funk. Um . . .Lopez Rose with bubbles? Yes . . .that type of funk. Really amazing nose but the palate was sort of a letdown. Some simple berry fruit with notes of hay and barnyard. Slightly candied. The nose was just amazing though. My least favorite wine of the night but major kudos to the aromatic complexity. I would like to try this again at some point. Probably not showing its best.
(NV Jacques Selosse Rose Brut) Very Burgundian. But red Burgundian. Nose of dried leaves, red berry fruits, intense cinnamon and lots of rocks and mineral. Very stony on the palate but has the sap and structure of a great red Burgundy. Clos de la Roche or Clos St. Denis. It had that bright profile due to its's great acidity but the fruits were of the dark red almost blue kind. Lots of grapey skin flavors on the finish. Amazingly persistent fruit. After it continued to open in tha glass the nose became much more open reminding me more of some red Morey St. Denis wine. Unique and delicious. Unlike any Champagne I have quite had.
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