The Champagnes of Vouette et Sorbée are uncompromisingly original...
About The Wine
Bertrand Gautherot planted this tiny pint-sized vineyard in Biaunes in the year 2000.
He planted it with cuttings from Champagne luminaries Anselme Selosse and from Dauvissat’s legendary Valmur grand cru vineyard. The vines were planted wild amongst the natural native vegetation. Yields are kept painfully small, making for a powerful, concentrated Blanc de Blancs, even at this young vine age.
This wine makes no commercial sense, the intense labour and meticulous attention to detail for such a small production cuveé could only be for a labour of love.
It's a beautiful wine: raw, dry and showing exceptional fruit. It's a stunning depction of Chardonnay from what is traditionally Pinot Noir territory.
About Champagne Vouette et Sorbee
Uncompromising, unadorned, unmistakably hand-crafted, the wines of Bertrand Gautherot are the product of painstaking attention to detail in every aspect of production - from ground to grape to glass.
A student of the legendary Anselme Selosse, Gautherot farms just 5.5 hectares in Buxières-sur-Arce, Côte des Bar. A biodynamic-certified producer since 1998, his wines are made in tiny quantities and are highly sought-after by devotees of Champagne's true artisans.
Each cuveé is raised in barrel and no dosage is applied to any of the wines making for truly original, authentic, savoury and complex wines that speak of place. As Antonio Galloni once wrote, "they are among the most exciting wines being made in Champagne."