Vouette et Sorbée has a long history in growing grapes and sold their grapes to other Champagne producers, in which they own 5 hectares located in the village of Buxières-sur-Arce in the Aube's Côte des Bar, just 60km northeast of Chablis. Their parcels (Vouette, Sorbée, and Biaunes) consist of Kimmeridgian marls capped by Portlandian limestone, which have great commonalities with the soils of Chablis’ premier and grand cru vineyards. It wasn't until 2001 that they started producing their own Champagne - thanks to some convincing by the famous Anselme Selosse (as we all know from Jacques Selosse) to Bertrand Gautherot, and their first wine was released in 2004.
Through fastidious work both in the vineyard and in the cellar, Vouette et Sorbée produces Champagnes that truly express the individualistic character of each of the terroir and vintage. Gautherot farms the estate biodynamically and the grapes are harvested manually. Natural yeasts are used in the fermentation process with minimal sulphur employed before bottling and spend 20 months on the lees. Each of their champagne lists disgorgement dates and the year of the base wine.
Among their range, we have selected two of their cuvees, both in Extra Brut style - one blanc de noirs and one blanc de blancs - to offer for your consideration today. The Fidèle is the estate's main cuvee - a blanc de noirs with dried cherry fruit and a savory, herbal intensity; and the Blanc d’Argile is a blanc de blancs from younger vines, grown in the west-facing Biaunes vineyard, and combines power with chalky, mineral precision. These are both very rare, early-disgorged and aged Champagne from Vouette et Sorbée. We sourced these from an underground cellar of a local restaurant in Paris who secured these upon release and has stored it in their cellar since. At HK$750 and HK$890 per bottle, these are fantastically valued Champagne not to be missed -
Vouette et Sorbée Cuvee Fidèle Extra Brut (Disgorged in 2012) NV
HK$750 per bottle
6 bottles available, ETA 8-10 weeks Vouette et Sorbée Cuvee Blanc d'Argile Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut (Disgorged in 2011) NV HK$890 per bottle, 6 bottles available
6 bottles available, ETA 8-10 weeks Subject to final confirmation.
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