Domaine Jean Vesselle crafts “grower” Champagne, a récoltant-manipulant house that grows its own grapes and makes its own wine all on site. This qualitative difference is crucial for those seeking the ultimate in Champagne flavor and character.
For nearly 300 years, the Vesselle family has been tilling the chalky soils of Bouzy and cultivating some of the village’s best-placed Pinot Noir vines. The family’s collection of top terroirs and generations of leadership in championing Pinot Noir is what makes wines from Domaine Jean Vesselle such eloquent examples of Blanc de Noirs Champagnes.
“I was quite taken with the Vesselle Champagnes…Vesselle is based in Bouzy, right in the center of prime Pinot Noir country, where the wines are naturally ample and generous. Rich and vinous, the Vesselle Champagnes deliver considerable intensity and personality. This might very well be the finest range I have tasted here.”—Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
We are consistently amazed at the value Jean Vesselle wines represent for the Grower Champagne category. Every vintage is alluring and engaging.
Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for three years in bottle. Dosage less than 11 grams/L.
Blond toast, red apples and wildflowers; silky and long. Red berries, minerals, a hint of white pepper. A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay.
Suggested Food Pairing: As an aperitif; or with soft, creamy cheeses