Champagne Jean Vesselle
“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.”
—Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
The Vesselle family has roots in Champagne that date back more than 300 years. From their small domaine in the Grand Cru village of Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims, David and Delphine Vesselle are grower-producers who sustainably farm their precious parcels (90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay) in what many consider to be some of the finest terroir for Pinot Noir in all of Champagne. In the cellar the Vesselles use a traditional basket press to extract the highest quality juice from their grapes, and vinify most of the wines in tank. Long lees aging across the range creates the vinous quality that has garnered this jewel of a domaine so much praise.