72% Chardonnay 14% Meunier 14% Pinot Noir "Seven barrels from seven vineyard sites, always the same sites each year. Les Frileux in Epernay gives Chardonnay; Moque-Bouteille in Dizy gives Chardonnay; La Justice in Vertus gives Chardonnay; Basses Ronces in Mardeuil gives Chardonnay; Les Porgeons, Les Gouttes d'Or, and Les Gayères in Pierry give, respectively, Chardonnay, Meunier, and Pinot Noir. The blend is dominated by Chardonnay, with Meunier and Pinot Noir (specifics for a given year are on the back label).
Ageing on the lees is for four to five years. Significantly, beginning with the 2010 vintage, this ageing is done in bottle with a cork closure rather than with the typical beer cap closure (Jacquesson also ages on cork). A cork allows more of an exchange of oxygen in the beginning before the secondary fermentation begins, but once that begins and the pressure builds up within a bottle, a cork becomes less permeable than a cap. The end result is a more textured and more complex wine.
Partition is bottled without fining or filtration. Production is 125 cases."
* Size: 750
* Vintage: 2013
* Producer: Seleque
* Region: Champagne
* Subregion: Coteaux Sud D'Epernay
* Variety: Chardonnay
* Farming: Sustainable
* The labels organic, biodynamic, sustainable,
natural and traditional that are listed here, are based
on our best understanding of the producers' farming practices
and do not represent or claim to be a certification of any kind.