Birthday Champagne. I was looking for something along the lines of Jacques Selosse (undeniably unique, intense, and particular) when a friend recommended La Closerie. Coincidentally, Jerome Prévost studied with Anselme Selosse before beginning his own project in his cellar in Avize, until he was able to work out of his own place in Gueux. His wines are pretty rare and don’t get passed around much.
This Champagne comes from 48 year old Pinot Meunier vines, fermented sur lie in barrel with natural yeasts, unfiltered and no dosage. Initially a bright character that quickly pulls further into a textured and savory space of incredible depth.