Base 2018, Disgorged 2 November 220
Region: Cote des Bar - Champagne, FRA
Variety: Pinot Blanc
The wines of Bertrand Gautherot have seduced us for over a decade now. Uncompromising in their farming and production, and unmistakably artisanal, these are Champagnes that are first and foremost, wines. Biodynamically farming, controlled yields, later picking for optimal ripeness and no additions including dosage make for intensely vinous and fruit pure expressions of the Champagne region. Without a doubt some of the most exciting wines in Champagne, and the world, right now!
The newest Cuvee from Bertrand, this is 100% Pinot Blanc from the Fonnet vineyard, with the oldest vines being planted in 1955.
Fermented and raised in a mixture of old oak barrels and Georgian amphora, it then spends 18 months on lees in bottle. It tastes like biting into a ripe granny-smith apple, with breath-taking persistence and bracing acidity. This is fireworks in a bottle without a doubt. With minuscule volumes making their way to Australia, speed is encouraged to those who want to procure.