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Hubert Soreau 2011 "Le Clos l'Abbé" Brut-Nature

The 2011 bottling is being released this year and the 2010 will be released later. We do not yet know when. Hubert is even considering releasing the 2012 before the 2010, since the 2010 is so tight at the moment. 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 neutral 300L barrels harvested from the nearby Hautvillers forest. After 6 years of aging sur-latte, it was 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. Soreau’s 2011 is delicious, and it will be allocated this year like it has been in the past.

  • 2011
  • Chardonnay
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Côte des Blancs
  • Le Clos l'Abbé
  • Cretaceous chalk, clay, silt
  • Organic
  • Neutral barrel
  • 12%
  • 4.7 g/L
  • 1.1 g/L
  • 18.3 g/L
  • Yes
  • 3.11
  • Summer 2018
  • 750 ml
  • Champagne
  • $100.01