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Hubert Soreau 2009 "Le Clos l'Abbé" Brut

The 2009 Soreau Clos l’Abbé is a wine that captures the unique voice of a singular historic terroir with clarity and finesse. From a parcel of old chardonnay vines located on the border of Epernay and the Côtes des Blancs, the fruit is picked by hand and vinified and aged in oak barrels harvested from the nearby Hautvillers forest. After 7 years of aging sur-latte, it is disgorged and bottled with minimal dosage. Aromatically, the wine resonates with white fruits, citrus, and a clear, stony, mineral edge. On the palate, the wine is taught, balancing rich texture with electric acidity which gives the wine a feeling of power and weightlessness. The 2009 is less marked by oak than the 2008 and 2007 were, as the Hautvillers barrels have more use; however the wine has more cut and delineation than the previous vintages.

  • 2009
  • Chardonnay
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Côte des Blancs
  • Le Clos l'Abbé
  • Cretaceous chalk, clay, silt
  • Organic
  • Neutral barrique and 300L Hautvillers barrels
  • 84 months in bottles
  • 11.2%
  • 5.9 g/L
  • 5.4 g/L
  • Sugar cane 5 g/L
  • Yes
  • Autumn 2015
  • 750 ml
  • Champagne
  • $90.01