The story of the House of Sélèque began in 1965, when Henri Sélèque planted his first plots of vines with the help of his father-in-law, Jean Bagnost (then president of the Pierry wine cooperative).
Quickly seduced by the vines, Richard, son of Henri and Françoise, studied oenology and started making Champagne when he joined the estate in 1974.
He brought in modern equipment for vine cultivation and wine-making: a straddle tractor, a new press, vats etc. The estate grew quickly, and production reached 50,000 bottles in the 1990s.
1995 will remain in our memories as the year when we lost Henri… The "Comédie" blend was created the same year in his honour, with his portrait on the wire cap. He was followed by Françoise in 2011.
The third generation arrived in 2008 – Jean-Marc joined the estate after studying wine and travelling abroad. He has brought new life and a very personal approach to making Champagne.
J-M Sélèque Champagne pictures