NV Vouette Et Sorbée Fidèle
The uncompromising approach of Vouette et Sorbée's vigneron, Bertrand Gautherot, has made it one of France’s most sought out artisan domaines.
This Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir) comes from Kimmeridgian-limestone soils. This is mostly from a single vintage yet also includes roughly 5% reserve wine (from a perpetual blend started in 2001 and stored in a giant old foudre). The vintage that makes up the majority of the blend is always stated on the back label with an "R" number (R being an abbreviation for Récolte, or vintage). This R16 was disgorged in October 2018. The Fonnet vineyard provides the "heart" of this cuvée and the nearby lieux-dit of Biaunes provides the balance. Insane Champagne.