Keep it natural, baby.
Les Semblables is a savory Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir showing a salty minerality dictated by its sourcing. Harvested by hand and fermented by natural yeasts, it is fermented and aged in 350 and 500 liter French oak barrels followed by 15 months aging sur latte. It is bottled without a dosage. The inaugural release comes from the 2015 vintage.
Champagne Les Clandestins is a new joint project between Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette & Sorbée and his righthand man, the young, energetic and Burgundian-trained Benoit Doussot. Needless to say both Bertrand and Benoit have a lot of experience with Pinot Noir. So much so that their neighbors in Buxières-sur-Acre have been turning to them for assistance in setting their vineyards to rights after years of neglect.
Clandestins means hidden or secret and it refers to the source of this Champagne: the long-overlooked, west-facing parcels of Pinot Noir in the village. Southerly, easterly and southeastern-facing parcels have long been favored in the Aube because they are bathed in more sunlight for a longer portion of the day while their western counterparts were seldom prized or utilized fully. Clandestins is made entirely from these cooler, west-facing vineyards located on Kimmeridgian soils. All of these sites are farmed organically and certified by ECOCERT and are vinified according to the exacting standards for which Vouette & Sorbée has been rightly praised.
Katie and Denny
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