Our next producer night is set for Thursday 31st October. Adrien Dhondt of JL Dhondt Grellet, plus a special guest appearance from Guillaume Selosse, the son of the great Jacques Selosse, will be in the house.
In 1986, Eric Dhondt and Edith Grellet decided to stop selling off their grapes to négociants and started Dhondt-Grellet. Their focus on biodynamic farming has translated into vivid champagnes from great parcels across the Côte des Blancs. The domaine is around 6ha of Grand Cru and 1er Cru vines, with an average age of 40 years. Their son Adrien is now at the helm, together with his sister Alice.
Inspired by the great white winemakers of Burgundy, Adrien is taking his family’s wines to another level, focusing on chardonnay and terroir. The quality of Adrien’s cuvées was recognised last year when he was voted Winemaker of the Year 2017 in the Trophées Champenois.
The son of the legendary Anselme Selosse, Guillaume has been shadowing his dad in the house for several years, he has made a Champagne from his single vineyard which is widely believed to be as good as the top wines from Jacques Selosse.
Guillaume Selosse made his first Champagne and started his own label in 2009, Au Dessus du Gros Mont, using grapes from the precious old vines he received from his grandmother on his 18th birthday, and under the guidance of his dad. His Champagne is gaining interest among the followers of Selosse.
Adrien and Guillaume will be joining us from 6pm-9pm and will be hand to chat you throw their grower Champagne recommendations…