Vouette et Sorbee


Vouette et Sorbée 'Textures' Pinot Blanc (R17) |Extra Brut

Vouette et Sorbee

Vouette et Sorbée 'Textures' Pinot Blanc (R17)

Extra Brut

$230.00

- Cult grower Bertrand Gautherot uses Georgian Amphora to make this wine

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

- Pair with Asian influenced flavours, Vietnamese Salad with Poached Chicken

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.

Textures - "This is the fifth release of Gautherot’s pinot blanc, fermented and aged in a mix of oak barrels and large, jar-shaped Georgian amphorae. It’s made from relatively young vines, planted between 1995 and 2000, and unusually, Gautherot ages this wine on its fine lees for about nine months together with a healthy amount of fresh grapes, in order to give it a greater depth of flavor.

This bottle was disgorged in September of 2019, and from the nose alone it’s immediately evident that this isn’t chardonnay: its aromas veer towards crab apple, guava, mangosteen and litchi peel, turning to stone fruit and exotic citrus on the palate. While it’s clearly ripe, even opulently so, it’s surprisingly delicate in body, demonstrating a notable grace and poise. This is excellent, full of personality, and it feels seamless in its harmony from beginning to end, finishing with plenty of aroma and length." Peter Liem

 

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.

Asian flavours. Vietnamese salad with poached chicken or prawns. Even a Pad Thai

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

Asian flavours. Vietnamese salad with poached chicken or prawns. Even a Pad Thai

Winemaking


Low Bar Pressure Barrel-fermented Biodynamic No Filtration

Orchard Fruit


Nashi Pear

Tropical Fruit


Guava Lychee Yellow Fruit