Tasting notes: It offers a rich gold colour, typical of low yielding pinot noir and on the palate is vinous with a zesty, mineral vitality.
About the winery: Located in the Cote des Bar, Bertrand's estate is named after two of his lieu-dits: Vouette & Sorbee. Unlike the vineyards in the north of Champagne with their fine chalky soils, the Cote des Bar is more like Chablis - dense, rocky, Kimmerdidgian and Portlandian limestone clay soils. Historically, Pinot Noir was the dominant variety in this region, but Bertrand has been slowly expanding Chardonnay's plantings. He farms about 5 hectares of vines divided among six lieux-dits with five of them located near his hometown, Buxieres and one in the neighbouring 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.
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