Others followed. While Selosse's wines are rare and pricey, those of his disciples can be affordable yet still fascinating. Alexandre Chartogne ages wine in concrete eggs, which yield rich, soft texture without oakiness. His Saint-Anne cuvée is lush yet fresh, heady with caramel, citrus, and flowers. It expresses the potential of the land in his overlooked village of Merfy on the urban outskirts of Reims. Nearby in Eceuil, Frederic Savart makes the fine-boned L'Ouverture from pinot noir vines his family planted in the 1940s. It's a case study in the grape's rye-cracker savoriness and orange flavors. To the south in Aube, producers like Cédric Bouchard and Vouette et Sorbée have turned a backwater into a similar hotbed.