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Champagne Vouette et Sorbée Fidèle Blanc de Noirs NV (Base 18. Disg. 21 Jan 2021)

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Champagne Vouette et Sorbée Fidèle Blanc de Noirs NV (Base 18. Disg. 21 Jan 2021)
Producer Vouette & Sorbee
Region, Country Champagne, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 19657-750

R18, disgorged Jan 2021. Fidèle is a blanc de noirs (100% Pinot Noir) grown on Kimmeridgian limestone soils. This is from 2018, yet also includes roughly 5% reserve wine (from a perpetual blend stored in two giant old foudres and started in 2006). The vintage that makes up the majority of the blend is always stated on the back label with an ‘R’ and corresponding number (R being an abbreviation for Récolte, or vintage).

The Fonnet vineyard, located in a small, enclosed valley, provides the heart of this cuvée. Sorbée provides much of the balance, topped off by Châtel—a very rocky and limestone-rich vineyard with 20-plus-year-old Pinot Noir vines. Overall, the vine age for this wine averages 30 years.

Following pressing in a traditional, vertical Coquard press, Fidèle was vinified entirely without added yeast or chaptalisation, in used Burgundian barrels for 10 months (these barriques came from Domaine Arnaud Ente in Meursault). The wine then spent 15 to 20 months on lees in bottle after secondary fermentation and was disgorged with zero dosage.

Champagne Vouette et Sorbée Fidèle Blanc de Noirs NV (Base 18. Disg. 21 Jan 2021)

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