If premium cuvées from a single lieu-dit or vintage cuvées constitute the height of the champenoise production, it is the simple brut non-vintage which incarnates the spirit and style of each domain or house. Most of the time these bruts non-vintage come from the last year’s harvest blended with vins de réserve. They are usually commercialized the year following. The question is: can they age in the cellar? To find this out, we tasted and compared the brut of the Jacquesson house and of Domaine Jacques Selosse, two wines with very different temperaments.
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