Hubert Soreau

Champagne | Vallée de la Marne | Epernay

Hubert was born in the far north of France, in the town of Maubeuge, on the border of Belgium. His family moved to Champagne, in a house across from Le Clos l’Abbé, where the site essentially served as his back yard. His parents were able to purchase a small parcel in 1993 and Hubert added to that original holding with another purchase in 2003. He never uses pesticides or herbicides and he picks late in the season with an average ripeness of 11° Baumé. Fermentation takes place in both used barriques and neutral 300L Hautvillers oak barrels and is finished with minimal dosage.

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
  • Organic
  • Le Clos l'Abbé
  • Cretaceous chalk, clay, silt
  • 84 months in bottles
  • Neutral barrique and 300L Hautvillers barrels
  • Sugar cane 5
  • 5.4
  • Autumn 2015
  • 750 ml

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