Vesselle ‘Petit Clos’ A “Stellar Champagne”
What makes a bottle of Champagne “stellar?” Tom Hyland of Forbes magazine has a couple of ideas, three in fact — and one that stands out for us is Domaine Jean Vesselle’s exemplary and rare ‘Petit Clos’ 2005.
A lovely writeup from Hyland and a huge thank you from us for recognizing what we’ve held for more than 20 years now: that Domaine Jean Vesselle crafts peerless Pinot Noir-based Champagnes in Bouzy!
“What a lovely Champagne this is! Displaying a deep yellow color, this has striking aromas of hazelnut and almond with notes of dried pear and golden apple. Medium-full, with notable richness on the palate, there is excellent persistence, very good acidity, outstanding complexity and lovely Pinot Noir purity. What I love most about this cuvée is its roundness and elegance — the balance is impeccable. Very stylish, this is a Champagne of great finesse and charm; no one component stands out, thanks to the beautiful overall harmony. This is a very limited production Champagne, and for Champagne aficionados who are looking to taste as many single plot cuvées as possible, this is a must. Enjoy this tonight or anytime over the next 7-10 years. (Imported in the US by North Berkeley Imports)” Full article here.