Champagne Blanc de Noirs from Côte des Bar
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Availability date: 02/29/2016
Bertrand Gautherot started his own project back in 1993 taking over old family vineyards and converting them into biodynamic farming in 1998. The house's name is made up of 2 names of his main vineyards: Vouette on the chalky limestone Kimmeridgian bed rock (extending up to Chablis) and Sorbée on Portlandien soils (grey limestone). His vineyards extend to some 5 hectares and the winery releases roughly 25.000 bottles per year.
Fidèle is the basic couvée from the house, the first label ever released back in 2001), made with Pinot Noir with a marked limestone character due to the fact that most of the grapes come from Vouette (and other limestone plots).
The winemaking is simple: fermentation with native yeasts in big barrels (400 l), all the rackings are done by gravity, secondary fermentation lasts 24 months; no fining, stabilization or filtration is applied, and even no dosage: the wine is Brut Nature (Zero Dosage). Only a minimal amount of sulphur is added for preservation.
This is one great champagne for a reasonable price, perfect for enjoying the glass now although it can improve and gain some complexity over a couple if years of cellaring.
This wine is made of a base wine from 2017 vintage, and disgorged in 10/2019.
|Fermentation||En barrica abierta|
|Aging||Barrica americana 18 m bajo velo flor|