Champagne Fidèle, Vouette et Sorbée 2019

Vouette et Sorbée


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Bertrand Gautherot is a vigneron at heart who started back in 1986 tending his family’s vines in Buxières-Sur-Arce, on Jurassic limestone hillsides nearer to Chablis than Reims, selling grapes to Champagne houses. A deep respect for his terroir and concern for his young family triggered a conversion to biodynamic farming (Demeter certified as early as 1998) leading the way to sustainable viticulture in the Côte des Bar and the Aube region as a whole - a long-lasting inspiration for the younger generations of local growers.

Encouraged by some of his peers and friends, the like of Jérôme Prévost and Anselme Selosse, he bottled his first wines in 2001 refining his unique style over the years, crafting exceptionally textured, complex and terroir-driven champagnes.

Meticulous viticulture has been practised for more than two decades, yields are tiny, grapes are pressed by an old traditional wooden Coquard press, the wine isn’t pumped or fined and filtered, low SO2 is added at press only, ageing occurs in new to 8yo barrels (fûts for pinot noir and 500/600ltr barrels for chardonnay), and all his champagnes benefit from a couple of years bottle age after being disgorged without dosage.

The vines for this brilliant champagne are planted in the lieu-dit of Vouette, on a Kimmeridgian limestone slope facing due south. It offers a rich gold colour, typical of low yielding pinot noir, and is vinous on the palate with mineral vitality. Given a little time in the glass, and served ideally at 12°C, it evolves constantly, revealing flavours layer after layer. An extraordinay pure expression of a Blanc de Noir.

Producer  Champagne Vouette et Sorbée of  Bertrand Gautherot

Origin Buxières-Sur-Arce, Aube, France

Grapes Pinot Moir

Vintage 2019

Alcohol  12% ABV

Style Structured spakling

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvest.  Indigenous yeast fermentation.    No filtration and no fining.  Disgorged 10/21 - Non dosé.

Notes Organic, Biodynamic , Demeter certified