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Vouette et Sorbee Cuvee Blanc d'Argile Extra Brut (L10)(disgorged Oct 2012)


100% Chardonnay. A sommelier's darling and completely biodynamic, a rarity in Champagne, Vouette et Sorbee produces naturally-crafted, expressive wines. While the Aube’s emergence has been very recent, the seeds for its flowering were planted in 1986, when the area’s spiritual father, Vouette & Sorbée’s Bertrand Gautherot, began tending his vines in the village of Buxières-sur-Arce.But it was not until 2001 that Gautherot actually bottled his first domaine Champagnes, capturing the attention of collectors and launching the Aube on its ascendence. Blanc d'Argile is mainly from a small parcel of Chardonnay in Briaunes supplemented with scattered plantings of Chardonnay in Bertrand’s other lieux-dits. Small in volume now, it will increase when the young vines in Vouette begin to come online. Mineral, nougat, salty and long – basically a Grand Cru Chablis with bubbles!

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