Guillaume Selosse Largillier NV (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
Disgorged in July 2017, Guillaume Selosse's NV Extra-Brut Largillier derives from grapes cultivated by Jérôme Coessens in the village of Ville-sur-Arce in the Côtes des Bar, and it's a blend of the 2012 and 2013 vintages, the base wines having seen at least 36 months' élevage in barrel on their lees. Wafting from the glass with a deep and complex bouquet of ripe peach, walnuts, pears and mirabelle plum, complemented by hints of almond paste and curry, it's full-bodied, rich and multidimensional, with a layered and textural palate that's underpinned by racy acids, concluding with a saline finish. Intense and flavorful, this is a concentrated, characterful wine that I enjoyed immensely. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Anselme Selosse's son Guillaume has created two single vineyard cuvées.
Largillier is made from pinot noir grapes grown on Kimmeridgian soils, bought from his friend Jérôme Coessens in Côtes des Bar specifically because Guillaume wanted a new challenge to make a blanc de noirs champagne from different terroir.
Au Dessous De Gros Mont is from Guillaume’s own vineyard in the northeastern part of Cramant, Avize Grand Cru, just a few rows of old vines given to him by his grandmother for his 18th birthday.
"Anselme and Corinne’s son, Guillaume, has, since 2012, been preparing to follow in his father’s footsteps. During the time spent working side by side with his father, he has naturally been developing his own viticultural skills and inclinations which will most certainly lend a unique identity to the wines in the future. The transition and transmission in motion at the domain may be likened to a relay race where the athletes are handing off the baton; the baton of passion for wine, vines and fine food and drink. With great integrity, open-mindedness and vigor, Guillaume is readying himself to leave his own mark upon the family history of dreams, ambition and charisma that are his alone." - Domaine Jacques Selosse