A powerful nose with notes of hazelnut, pear, candied citrus peel, brioche... Clean, sharp and lively palate, the effervesence is thin and elegant, a saline touch and fine bitter notes on the finish. Open 30 minutes before enjoying.
Hélène and Bertrand Gautherot, two natural winemakers in Champagne, are the owners of Vouette & Sorbée, named after the estate’s two main vineyards. Their story begins in the 1990s, when between 1993 and 1999, they weren’t even making wine, but producing organic grapes which they sold to the local wine co-op. It was Monsieur Selosse himself who would encourage them to start producing their own champagne in 1999. The result is a pure, precise, and by definition, extra brut champagne – and unfortunately, a very rare one. Today, Bertrand is also helping Benoît Doussot on his new project Champagne Clandestin: “a 21st century champagne house, of Burgundian instincts and Champagne convictions”. Grapes are bought from just five vignerons who farm their vines organically, all in the Côte des Bars. Single vintage cuvées, single varietal cuvées, single vineyard cuvées... Clandestin already has all the makings of a major player!
A complex and extremely pure nose, carried by floral notes, some red berries, framed by a beautiful salinity. A vinous Champagne, with a lot of depth and a beautiful body. Open 30 minutes before tasting.