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Vouette Sorbee Champagne Fidele Ex Brut Blanc de Noirs NV (R19 Disg Oct 2021)

Vouette Sorbee Champagne Fidele Ex Brut Blanc de Noirs NV (R19 Disg Oct 2021)

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Tasting Notes

Fidèle is a blanc de noirs (100% Pinot Noir) grown on Kimmeridgian limestone soils. This is from 2019 but includes roughly 5% reserve wine from a perpetual blend started in 2001 and stored in two giant old foudres.

The Fonnet vineyard, located in a small, enclosed valley, forms the heart of this cuvée. Sorbée provides much of the balance, topped off by Châtel—a very rocky and limestone-rich vineyard with 20-plus-year-old Pinot Noir vines. Overall, the vine age for this wine averages 30 years. Following pressing in a traditional, vertical Coquard press, Fidèle is vinified entirely without added yeast or chaptalisation, in used Burgundian barrels for 10 months (these barriques came from Domaine Arnaud Ente in Meursault). The wine then spent 15 to 20 months on lees in bottle after secondary fermentation and was disgorged with zero dosage. Gautherot describes this as “a dangerous wine”—the bottle disappears so quickly—and this description could not be more apt for the 2019. Lovers of Vouette et Sorbée should get excited! - Importer Note

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

Product Type Wine Sparkling Champagne
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub Region Aube
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic