VOUETTE & SORBEE Champagne Extra Brut "Fidele" 2015
Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes :It offers a rich gold colour, typical of low yielding pinot noir and on the palate is vinous with a zesty, mineral vitality.
About the winery : Located in the Cote des Bar, Bertrand's estate is named after two of his lieu-dits: Vouette & Sorbee. Unlike the vineyards in the north of Champagne with their fine chalky soils, the Cote des Bar is more like Chablis - dense, rocky, Kimmerdidgian and Portlandian limestone clay soils. Historically Pinot Noir was the dominant variety in this region but Bertrand has been slowly expanding his plantings of Chardonnay.He farms about 5 hectares of vines divided among 6 lieux-dits with five of them located near his hometown of Buxieres and one in the neighboring village of Ville-sur-Acre. If asked, Bertrand will say that he is a farmer first and foremost and in addition to vines he raises chickens and cattle and operates a nearly self-sustaining enclosed ecosystem.