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Domaine Vouette et Sorbee Fidele Extra Brut 2008

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
  • RP94
10.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

This Champagne is full-bodied yet discreetly effervescent. It has layers of quince, baking spice and brioche on the nose and flavors of pear, autumnal spices, and butter on the palate. Such an intensely focused wine pairs wonderfully with a hearty entree such as duck.

Critical Acclaim

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Fidele emerges from the glass with sweet red berries, flowers and mint. It reveals gorgeous transparency through to the crystalline finish. White flowers and minerals are nicely layered on the close. The Fidele is round, pretty and just dazzling in every way. Fidele is 100% Pinot Noir.
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Domaine Vouette et Sorbee

Domaine Vouette et Sorbee

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Domaine Vouette et Sorbee, Champagne, France
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Bertrand Gautherot is dedicated to the exclusive production of mono-varietal champagne at his family estate of Vouette et Sorbee. Located in the village of Buxiere-sur-Arce, the estate consists of four hectares of meticulously tended vineyards that are on average 21 years old.

A devotee of natural production and protege of Anselme Selosse, Bertrand has been Demeter certified since 1998 and heads the organization of organic producers in Champagne (the group consists of 32 growers out of more than 20,000 producers in the region). Harvest is done entirely by hand, followed by traditional Coquard pressing. Fermentation occurs with indigeneous yeasts in barriques of 400L and continues into spring when malolactic fermentation is complete. Aging and second fermentation takes place sur latte, followed by hand riddling and hand disgorgment without dosage.

Champagne

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Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, the region, Champagne, is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to bear the label, ‘Champagne’, a sparkling wine must originate from this northeastern region of France—called Champagne—and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide.

Well-drained, limestone and chalky soil defines much of the region, which lend a mineral component to its wines. Champagne’s cold, continental climate promotes ample acidity in its grapes but weather differences from year to year can create significant variation between vintages. While vintage Champagnes are produced in exceptional years, non-vintage cuvées are produced annually from a blend of several years in order to produce Champagnes that maintain a consistent house style.

With nearly negligible exceptions, three varieties are permitted for use in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. These can be blended together or bottled as individual varietal Champagnes, depending on the final style of wine desired. Chardonnay, the only white variety, contributes freshness, elegance, lively acidity and notes of citrus, orchard fruit and white flowers. Pinot Noir and its relative Pinot Meunier, provide the backbone to many blends, adding structure, body and supple red fruit flavors. Wines with a large proportion of Pinot Meunier will be ready to drink earlier, while Pinot Noir contributes to longevity. Whether it is white or rosé, most Champagne is made from a blend of red and white grapes—and uniquely, rosé is often produce by blending together red and white wine. A Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay will be labeled as ‘blanc de blancs,’ while ones comprised of only red grapes are called ‘blanc de noirs.’

Champagne & Sparkling

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Equal parts festive and food-friendly, sparkling wine is beloved for its lively bubbles and appealing aesthetics. Though it is often thought of as something to be reserved for celebrations, sparkling wine can be enjoyed on any occasion—and might just make the regular ones feel a bit more special. Sparkling wine is made throughout the world, but can only be called “Champagne” if it comes from the Champagne region of France. Other regions have their own specialties, like Prosecco in Italy and Cava in Spain. Sweet or dry, white or rosé (or even red!), lightly fizzy or fully sparkling, there is a style of bubbly wine to suit every palate.

The bubbles in sparkling wine are formed when the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation, trapping carbon dioxide inside the bottle or fermentation vessel. Champagne, Cava and many other sparkling wines (particularly in the New World) are made using the “traditional method,” in which the second fermentation takes place inside the bottle. With this method, dead yeast cells remain in contact with the wine during bottle aging, giving it a creamy mouthful and toasty flavors. For Prosecco, the carbonation process occurs in a stainless steel tank to preserve the fresh fruity and floral aromas preferred for this style of wine.

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