Vouette et Sorbee _ NV - Blanc d'Argile Extra-Brut _ 1.5 L
Subregion: Côte des Bar
Size: 1.5 L
ertrand Gautherot is dedicated to the exclusive production of mono-varietal champagne at his family estate of Vouette et Sorbee. Located in the village of Buxiere-sur-Arce, the estate consists of four hectares of meticulously tended vineyards that are on average 21 years old. A devotee of natural production and protege of Anselme Selosse, Bertrand has been Demeter certified since 1998 and heads the organization of organic producers in Champagne (the group consists of 32 growers out of more than 20,000 producers in the region). Harvest is done entirely by hand, followed by traditional Coquard pressing. Fermentation occurs with indigeneous yeasts in barriques of 400L and continues into spring when malolactic fermentation is complete. Aging and second fermentation takes place sur latte, followed by hand riddling and hand disgorgment without dosage.