Grape: Pinot Noir
Champagne Vouette et Sorbée is one of the star growers in the Aube, in the south of the Champagne region. Winemaker Bernard Gautherot was persuaded to begin making his own wines by Jacques Selosse back in 2001, and the first release was in 2004.
Fidèle is 100% Pinot Noir mainly from the lieux-dits of Fonnet and Briaunes with additional Pinot from the other parcels that Bertrand farms (rocky Kimmeridgian and Portlandian limestone clay soils). Certified organic & biodynamic. Harvest is done by hand. Natural yeast fermentation in French oak barrels. This wines spends 20 moths on lees and is bottled with minimal sulfur and no dosage.
Fresh with bright citrus, red cherries and a bit of apple. Complex and vinous with nectarine and cherry notes, and also a hint of mineral earthiness as well as lovely intensity and weight in the mouth.