NV Champagne Vouette et Sorbee Fidele Blanc de Noirs

Côte des Bar, Champagne, France

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


The Champagnes of Vouette et Sorbée are uncompromisingly original...

Peter Liem (Champagne Guide)

About The Wine

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.

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."

Vigneron Bertrand Gautherot
Vigneron Bertrand Gautherot
Buxières-sur-Arce, Côte des Bar
Additional Info

From The Importer

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.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

The vineyards of Bertrand Gautherot
The vineyards of Bertrand Gautherot
Buxières-sur-Arce, Côte des Bar

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