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- Cult grower Bertrand Gautherot based in Buxières-sur-Arce, Southern Champagne.
- Zero sulphur, zero dosage, 100% Biodynamic, 100% Chardonnay
- Pair with Herb Roasted Chicken or Cauliflower.
The name say of the house says so much – Vouette et Sorbee are the names of two of his 6 parcels of fruit which are organically and biodynamically tended to. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Expect intensity, minerality with a nougat-like texture. Nutty in complexity combined with the warmth of stony yellow fruit and a long finish. If you love Grand Cru Chablis and champagne, this is the lovechild of these two wine styles.
This is a true connoisseur’s champagne where craftsmanship is key. The vineyards are located in the true south of Champagne in the Cote de Bar and are meticulously governed by cult winemaker Bertrand Gautherot.
Gautherot, first and foremost makes a wine, the bubbles being incidental to what he is trying to achieve which is a wine that offers a sense of place. Almost all of the cuvees he produces are single vineyard (with the exception of Fidele) and single vintage. The wines have absolutely no dosage and are made at a lower bar of pressure resulting in finer bubbles and powerful vinous cuvees. Gautherots’ vineyards have been certified biodynamic since 1998 and his low yield, high intensity fruit translates to powerful wines that command food. Gautherot who was inspired by Jacques Selosse is one of the true legends of Champagne. These cuvees will provide much discussion at the dinner table so please read our tasting card that will arrive with your champagne before you present this wine to your guests - these wines are not for the feint of heart.
Blanc de Argile is sourced from a small parcel of Chardonnay in Briaunes supplemented with scattered plantings of Chardonnay in Bertrand’s other lieux-dits. 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 offer. Disgorged 17/10/21
Creamy Oysters. Roasted Cauliflower. Herb Roasted Chicken.