Domaine Vouette et Sorbee 2009 - Champagne Extra Brut “Extrait” 750 ml.
Varietal: Chardonnay; Pinot Noir
Size: 750 ml.
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, Kimmeridgian 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.