Vouette et Sorbee


Vouette et Sorbée 'Saignée de Sorbée' (R15) |Extra Brut

Vouette et Sorbee

Vouette et Sorbée 'Saignée de Sorbée' (R15)

Extra Brut

$250.00

- Cult grower Bertrand Gautherot based in Buxières-sur-Arce, Southern Champagne.

- Zero sulphur, zero dosage, 100% Biodynamic, 100% Pinot noir

- Pair with Steak tartare or a charry selection of BBQ flavours

Now we are getting serious. Are you ready to take your understanding of mainstream champagne and throw it out the window? Enter Vouette et Sorbee. 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.

"Just a drop dead gorgeous wine, packed with crunchy, red fruit notes, as well as some resinous, sappy, stemmy notes. The hints of spicy, white pepper reflect Sorbée's Portlandian soil. And there's also loads of earthy complexity and tangy freshness that again honours the soil and the wine's zero dosage. All in all, it's an endlessly fascinating wine that demands food." - Rob Walters

Technical details: This bottling comes entirely from the 2015 vintage - uncrushed whole grapes were macerated for six days in an open wooden vat before pressing. Vinified entirely without sulphur, the wine was aged for 10 months in 400-litre barrels and was disgorged without dosage in August 2019.

 

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.

 Steak Tartare. Roasted beetroot. Charred BBQ goodness. 

About the house

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.

Food Suggestion

 Steak Tartare. Roasted beetroot. Charred BBQ goodness. 

Descriptors & Texture


Spicy Textured

Winemaking


Low Bar Pressure Barrel-fermented Red Wine Pinot Noir Biodynamic No Filtration

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Herbs & Spices


Spicy