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Vouette et Sorbée Sobre Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Gautherot’s rarest wine debuted in 2005 and is made only in Vouette’s finest vintages. Sobre is Bertrand’s experiment in making a pure, late-disgorged Chardonnay. Off the record, this wine is made with no liqueur de tirage additions, meaning the wine sees no yeast or sugar additions at all. It is also crafted without the use of sulphur. Whether Gautherot is using the méthode ancestrale or the wines are made by adding fresh must as the liqueur de tirage remains unknown. Perhaps we have said too much already and should ask for your discretion!
What we can say is that in great years for this Estate, of which 2010 was one, Gautherot pieces together a single barrel of his finest Chardonnay for extended lees aging. Following 102 months sur lattes, this was disgorged by hand in January 2019. Naturally, because of the methodology and the length of aging on lees you can expect something far more complex, fascinating and delicious!
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