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NV Michel Fallon, Ozanne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (2015 Base)

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Regular price $445
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NV Michel Fallon, Ozanne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (2015 Base)

Vinous

93

CellarTracker

92
Regular price $445
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Michel's first (and for long, only) cuvée bears the historic name of the village of Avize, the village home to such legends as Selosse and Agrapart. Michel makes this wine in the same methods as his mentor Anselme Selosse, utilizing a perpetual reserve which contributes around 50% of each bottling, the remainder being a single vintage. As a wine of this quality and pedigree should, it possesses both freshness and developed flavors; fruits are ripe and rich, showing both honeyed tones and incredible lift.

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Avize is home to luminaries such as Anselme Selosse and Pascal Agrapart, among many. Yet perhaps Michel Fallon is the most elusive of Champagnes, made by a man who creates a wine in the same methods and to the same rigorous standards of his longtime mentor and boss, Anselme Selosse; all the way down to the tiny production - about 900 bottles emerge from the cellar each year - these are mind-blowingly complex and worth all of your efforts to track down.

Michel Fallon

We've said this before - follow the winemaker - this applies to several people around the world of wine, but especially to one Anselme Selosse. His pupils gain notoriety just for working a harvest with him, and those with extended tutelage under his hand include Alexandre Chartogne, Olivier Collin, Aurelien Suenen and Bertrand Gautherot, to name a few. 

But what if the winemaker spent multiple decades learning every trick, tact and sleight of hand the mad genius employed? Such is the case with Michel Fallon, Anselme's right hand man. 

In 2008, Michel requested to purchase a small bit of the Avize harvest; Anselme, the consummate teacher, agreed and let Michel make the wine in his cellar that year. Ozanne was born, taking its name from the ancient title of the village of Avize. He made scarcely 400 bottles that year, and has kept back a bit of each vintage since as a solera system, a perpetual reserve from which he will draw to provide about 40% of the next release's bottled output; the remainder is from a single harvest.

Michel was able to increase production more than 200%, all the way to a hefty 900 bottles yearly with the purchase of a hectare within Avize. Recently, he even began bottling a second wine named for his wife Brigitte. This wine consists of the same grapes from Avize with the addition of grapes from his grower friends within the village. 

The hallmark of these wines is intensity - there is richness, spice, textural elements from both the aging in oak but also the quality of the fruit; there to carry it all is the brilliant, salty-clean minerality to provide incredible balance and zest. 

Meet the Producer

Michel Fallon

Avize is home to luminaries such as Anselme Selosse and Pascal Agrapart, among many. Yet perhaps Michel Fallon is the most elusive of Champagnes, made by a man who creates a wine in the same methods and to the same rigorous standards of his longtime mentor and boss, Anselme Selosse; all the way down to the tiny production - about 900 bottles emerge from the cellar each year - these are mind-blowingly complex and worth all of your efforts to track down.

We've said this before - follow the winemaker - this applies to several people around the world of wine, but especially to one Anselme Selosse. His pupils gain notoriety just for working a harvest with him, and those with extended tutelage under his hand include Alexandre Chartogne, Olivier Collin, Aurelien Suenen and Bertrand Gautherot, to name a few. 

But what if the winemaker spent multiple decades learning every trick, tact and sleight of hand the mad genius employed? Such is the case with Michel Fallon, Anselme's right hand man. 

In 2008, Michel requested to purchase a small bit of the Avize harvest; Anselme, the consummate teacher, agreed and let Michel make the wine in his cellar that year. Ozanne was born, taking its name from the ancient title of the village of Avize. He made scarcely 400 bottles that year, and has kept back a bit of each vintage since as a solera system, a perpetual reserve from which he will draw to provide about 40% of the next release's bottled output; the remainder is from a single harvest.

Michel was able to increase production more than 200%, all the way to a hefty 900 bottles yearly with the purchase of a hectare within Avize. Recently, he even began bottling a second wine named for his wife Brigitte. This wine consists of the same grapes from Avize with the addition of grapes from his grower friends within the village. 

The hallmark of these wines is intensity - there is richness, spice, textural elements from both the aging in oak but also the quality of the fruit; there to carry it all is the brilliant, salty-clean minerality to provide incredible balance and zest. 


Vinous

Vinous

93

The NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Ozanne is laced with gorgeous scents of pastry, brioche, citrus, white flowers and yellow orchard fruit. Warm, oxidative tones add breadth and volume, but the wine remains weightless, impeccable and pure. The delineated, crystalline finish leaves a lasting impression. This is a super-impressive showing from a producer who appears to have a very bright future. Ozanne is the old, historical name by which Avize was known prior to 796. Disgorged May 25, 2012.

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Vinous

Vinous

93

The NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Ozanne is laced with gorgeous scents of pastry, brioche, citrus, white flowers and yellow orchard fruit. Warm, oxidative tones add breadth and volume, but the wine remains weightless, impeccable and pure. The delineated, crystalline finish leaves a lasting impression. This is a super-impressive showing from a producer who appears to have a very bright future. Ozanne is the old, historical name by which Avize was known prior to 796. Disgorged May 25, 2012.