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Champagne Vouette et Sorbée

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Region:
Champagne

Country:
France

Year Founded:
1918

Name Of Proprietor:
Bertrand Gautherot

Name Of Winemaker/Distiller:
Bertrand Gautherot

Cultivated Area:
5 ha

Topography:
20% Flat , 80% Slopes

Soil Type:
Kimmeridgien, Portlandien

Annual Production:
30,000-40,000 bottles



Varieties Cultivated:
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Description Of History And Philosophy:

Bertrand Gautherot first began tending his family’s vineyards in Buxières-sur-Arce in 1986. By 1996 he had stopped using any chemical treatments and began steps towards biodynamic viticulture. A strong proponent of natural farming, Bertrand has been Demeter certified since 1998 and heads the organization of organic producers in Champagne. With the encouragement of his friend Anselme Selosse, he began vinifying his own wine beginning in the challenging 2001 vintage. The originality and intensity of his wines quickly captured the attention of Champagne lovers.The estate boasts vines with an average age of twenty-one in the village of Buxières-Sur-Arce in the Aube where Kimmeridgian and Portlandian soils cover the rolling hills. Being out in the vineyards, watchfully and slowly examining every cluster before declaring it the perfect bunch, is just one example of how particular Bertrand is when it comes to making his wines. As a result, it is no surprise that yields are miniscule and production is low. He firmly believes that being biodynamic allows him to make better quality wines in the cellar, which explains why he only uses indigenous yeasts during barrel fermentation, adds no dosage during ageing and bottles the wine unfiltered. While all of his wines are from single vintages, they are not dated because they do not spend the necessary amount of time on the lees to qualify for vintage dating in Champagne.





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