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Vouette Sorbee Champagne Blanc dArgile R14 NV

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Within the cold, west-facing Biaunes lieu-dit there is a small parcel of Chardonnay (the Côtes des Bar is overwhelmingly planted to Pinot Noir) that Gautherot planted wild, without preparing the soils, amongst the native vegetation. Established in 2000, with massale cuttings from Anselme Selosse and from Dauvissat’s Valmur grand cru vineyard, this portion of the vineyard is now the origin of what Antonio Galloni calls "one of the most beautiful and distinctive wines in Champagne.” The vines here yield only 15-20 hl/ha each year – one of the keys to the quality and intensity on offerFermentation is wild and has traditionally taken place a mix of Burgundian pièce and 400-litre fût, purchased from vigneron friends in Burgundy.  The new vintages now include a portion of fruit fermented and raised in Georgian amphora (see below). As with theFidèle, this wine spent roughly 15 months in bottle, sur lattes, before being disgorged by hand (zero dosage) in October 2016. It’s a super mineral, nutty wine with crunchy stone fruits. There is lovely, pulpy fruit but also racy, crunchy acidity and terrific length with a twist of pleasant astringency. It takes you (the 60 miles) to grand cru Chablis and back again. The R14 magnums have spent a little more time on lees and were disgorged in January this year. - Importer Note

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The Aube Valley in southern Champagne is the least well-known region of Champagne. It barely features on wine maps of the region! This is mainly due to it's isolation from the rest of Champagne. In fact, the southern parts of the Aube, like the Cotes des Bar, are closer to Chablis in location, climate and soil structure than Epernay (the heart of Champagne).

Vouette et Sorbee's tiny 5.5 hectare estate is located in the Cotes des Bar of the Aube in Champagne. The soils here are dominated by Kimmeridgian limestone and the climate is a lot sunnier than the north of Champagne giving wines of depth, breadth and length. They are powerful and unique expressions that need to be considered, so please allow them to open up and serve in a regular wine glass, not a flute.

- Chris L

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMinimal Intervention
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine Sparkling Champagne
Vintage2014
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
Sub-RegionAube

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