Jean-Marc Sèléque represents the future of the region. One of a number of young men who has taken over the family vineyard and has decided to not sell the stock of fruit but to create his own cuvees. Jean-Marc thinks about his vineyards like a musical chorus where fruit is the musical score and the notes are derived from the climate, soil, labour, patience, expertise and history.
Solessence is 45% chardonnay, 40% meunier and the balance in pinot noir as the base with an addition of 40% of reserve wines from a perpetual reserve started in 2000. This is an assemblage-style rosé with the addition of 5% red wine made from pinot noir sourced from Les Gayeres and 10% of meunier from Les Charmiers. A mere 4500 bottles of this powerful rosè were made from this exciting young producer.
Ruby red colour hints at the vibrancy of the fruit in the glass. Burst of strawberry, rhubarb, grapefruit and blood orange are followed by spicy, toasty notes. This zesty, full-bodied rosé demands a pairing with cuisine.