Standing at the heart of Champagne’s most recent renaissance—a celebration of micro-terroir, viticulture and cellar technique—is Anselme Selosse. Anselme’s trailblazing explorations in technique and terroir and his iconoclastic stances against all trends of dogma and standardization in the vineyards and in the cellar have energized an entire generation of growers. The profound influence of Selosse's vision is worthy of reverence, but equally impressive are the remarkable Champagnes that give his philosophy life.
Elegant , Minerally , Silky
Champagne boasts some of the world’s greatest luxury brands with Krug, Cristal and, of course, Dom Perignon. But it’s also home to hundreds of small dynamic producers—farmers who grow their own grapes (often organically) and make (often with natural methods) tiny amounts of pure and absolutely delicious wine that reflect the individual personalities of their villages and terroirs. Toast with these wines, for sure. But also treat them like the great wines they are: taste, drink, explore!