Clandestin Les Semblables Champagne - 750 ML
Region: Champagne, France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Farming: Organic, Practicing Biodynamic
Champagne Clandestin is a new joint project between Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette & Sorbée and his right hand man, the young, energetic, Burgundian-trained Benoit Doussot. Clandestin means hidden or secret and it refers to the source of this Champagne: the long-overlooked, west-facing parcels of Pinot Noir on Kimmeridgian soils.
Les Semblables is a savory Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir showing a salty minerality dictated by its sourcing. Harvested by hand, natural fermentation with nothing added or taken away. Aged for 10 months in neutral 300L and 500L French oak barrels before aging sur latte for 15 months. To retain the purity of these Champagnes, they are bottled without dosage.