This wine has an unusually fine mousse and terrific plump fruit, underpinned by a stony salinity. 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Pinot Noir -- from all seven communes where Jean-Marc grows vines. Average vine age is 40 years. Half the blend comes from a perpetual reserve aged in a 20-hectoliter foudre. Vinified 60% in tank and 40% barrel for ten months before bottling. Aging sur latte for 24 months. 2 g/l dosage. Disgorged December 2022.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Pouring a straw color with a light copper tinge, the NV Champagne Solessence Extra Brut is based on the 2020 vintage and is composed of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier, and the rest Pinot Noir. Expressive on opening, it’s fresh with aromas of fresh rain, dewy pear, tangerine peel, apricot, and fresh flowers. Medium-bodied on the palate, with a delicate mousse, it’s a juicy and inviting, lovely entry from Seleque, with classic notes of bread dough and fresh citrus pith all the way through the finish. A very pretty wine, it has a lot of appeal and can be enjoyed over the next several years. Disgorged December 2022. Dosage was 2 grams per liter. - November 2023