The king of natural winemaking in Champagne is not listed as organic or biodynamic. Anselme Selosse simply doesn’t like to follow rules imposed on him by someone else. However, this is natural wine-making with brilliant results. His wines are in high demand and quite pricey, but all excellent. When you see a bottle – buy it and keep it for a while before drinking.
Location: Stockholm, AB
Top organic/biodynamic and natural champagnes
Chilly, humid Champagne should be a challenge for organic growers. Before Anselme Selosse of Champagne Jacques Selosse or Champagne Fleury proved them wrong, it was even said that it couldn’t be done. The climate was too risky, and a grower could lose an entire crop to mildew. However, the region is now an excellent example of organic/biodynamic and ”natural” winemakers producing more interesting wines than the standard. Here is a list of champagnes with personality, class and good price/performance (though not all by any means cheap!). They are not the only ones, however, and I encourage you to ask your retailer for other suggestions in the category!
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