Category: Domaines

July 6, 2020

Welcome to the Party, Mélanie!

Our Alsace tastings revealed a trove of classics, with some stunning vintages from Trimbach; reimagined classics, with sensitively farmed wines from the likes of Olivier Humbrecht and Mélanie Pfister; and some markedly successful wines that sulfur never touched…Alsace has been blessed by a string of good to great vintages, especially the ripe and fresh 2017s,…

May 19, 2020

Update from Gaillac, France

The vines are naturally confined since in principle they stay where they are planted. So confinement doesn’t scare them, and they give themselves over to it with joy! Especially since after a very mild winter, the spring has been fairly mild as well. These last few weeks we have had numerous storms and showers, but…

March 19, 2020

Letter From France

We are confined at home since 4 days ago; it’s really crazy but our family is doing well. One often imagines all sorts of things but we would never have thought we would live to see this. There’s no protocol to put in place, we have to reinvent everything every day. In France, Alsace and…

September 9, 2019

Harvest 2019 Report

We filtered the wines of 2018 yesterday; they are soon ready for bottling. We have been working on Champans and Caillerets, and I think they will soon meet our expectations. These terroirs are great ladies who reveal themselves only with patience. I wish you and your loved ones a happy ending [to the year]. Let…

September 2, 2019

The Outstanding Low Dosage Champagnes of JM Sélèque

The International Wine Review has a great article on the low-dosage champagnes of JM Sélèque (unfortunately with one typo: the suggested retail price for the Solessence 7 Villages Extra Brut should be $61, not $82). “Jean-Marc Sélèque has put his mark on this winery since returning from an internship at Chandon in Napa in 2008….