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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 2003
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Cote des Blancs
  • Chardonnay
  • White Sparkling
  • EE1625
  • EE1625
Lot 30

2003 Jacques Selosse Millesime Avize Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne - 750ml - 1 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$2,100 - CAD$3,000

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This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 2003 Jacques Selosse Millesime Avize Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $2100 - $3000 with a reserve of $1600. The bottles in this lot come from collection 11220.
A vintage wine enthusaist who, in his working years, travelled frquently to Central and Eastern Europe. He would stop from time to time at the Fonte de Medici, a B&B on the Antinori Estate that is nestled beside the Solaia and Tignanello vineyards. All three bottles of 2000 Solaia and some of the Tignanello bottles were purchased at Osteria Passignano, a wine bar and restaurant in Badia a Passignano where he used to meet up with one of the winemakers for a portfolio tasting. The Tignanello and the Don Melchor wines were purchased from the LCBO on release. All the wines were stored in a climate-controlled wine cellar in the collector's home.
The score for 2003 Jacques Selosse Millesime Avize Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne is 97 from James Suckling and the tasting note - A wine that has an absolutely unique character, Selosse has interpreted a truly extraordinary vintage with poetic insight. He describes the double stresses of an April frost that claimed 75% of the yield in Avize, coupled with a very hot and dry June and August. He speaks of the evapotranspiration and the effect of depositing an immense amount of mineral residue into the plant, which has manifested in this striking wine, and compares it to a chef reducing and concentrating a sauce. The smoky, toasty notes are more than autolysis