VOUETTE & SORBEE "Blanc d'Argile R12" 2012

Wine Region : Champagne - France

Grape :Chardonnay

Tasting Notes : Expect intensity, minerality with a nougat-like texture. Nutty in complexity combined with the warmth of stony yellow fruit and a long finish.

About the winery :
Located in the Côte des Bar, Bertrand's estate is named after two of his lieu-dits: Vouette & Sorbée. Unlike the vineyards in the north of Champagne with their fine chalky soils, the Côte 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 Buxières 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.