NV Champagne Vouette et Sorbee Fidele Blanc de Noirs

Thrilling savoury bone-dry Champagne from one of the Côte des Bar's true artisans.

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The Fidele Blanc de Noirs is the largest production wine from artisanal Champagne vigneron, Bertrand Gautherot.

This is the only wine of Gautherot's that isn't 100% from a single vintage. Fidele contains somewhere between 5%-10% reserve wine, the remainder harvested from a single season.

Fidele is 100% Pinot Noir, barrel-fermented and bottled with zero dosage making for a firm, vinous and savoury Champagne. As with all the wines from this genius producer, serve cool, not cold, allow it to breathe before serving in white wine glasses rather than flutes.

Vouette et Sorbée Fidèle Extra Brut
Gautherot's first, most voluminous cuvée is Fidèle, a Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir) that comes from a combination of Kimmeridgian-rich lieux-dits. Unlike Gautherot's other cuvées, which come entirely from a single vintage, Fidèle includes roughly 5-10% reserve wine (from a perpetual reserve started in 2001). The remainder of the wine comes from a single vintage, which is stated on the back label as an "R" number (R being an abbreviation for Récolte, or vintage). The Fonnet vineyard provides the "heart" of this cuvée. The lieux-dits of Biaunes and Vouette provide the balance. The soils of Fonnet are Kimmeridgian, yet rich in clay and situated in a closed valley that is both sunny and warm during the day, yet fresh at night. Vouette is the vineyard that sits immediately on the slope behind the cellars and the house. It has a mother rock of Kimmeridgian limestone with a little transition of Portlandian as well. The exposition is south with just a nod towards the southwest and the vines here are 48 years old. Biaunes, Gautherot's largest parcel at two hectares, shares the same geology as Vouette but it is west-facing, colder, wetter and very late ripening. There is more forest influence here and the vines are young.

Following pressing in a traditional, vertical Coquard press, Fidèle is vinifed entirely in used Burgundian barrels. Gautherot describes this as, "A dangerous wine," as it is so damn easy to drink.

Region: Côte des Bar, Champagne, France
Blend: Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 12.00%
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