” ‘Down here in Aube, we used to be called ‘the bad boys of Champagne’ ‘ says Bertrand Gautherot, winemaker and owner of Vouette & Sorbée. “But not anymore,” he adds, smiling broadly. Actually, there is no time for either tasting or visits, work in the vineyards must be prioritized, said Bertrand at my initial contact. But OK, come past and we can say hello again. The last time I met Bertrand was when he and his family visited Sweden and held a fascinating tasting of his wines. We settled in the shade outside his modern production hall. The temperature was a straining 35 degrees C, but that was nothing to worry about, said Bertrand, ‘there is plenty of water deep down’. The ‘short’ meeting lasted for over three hours.”
Read more in Sven-Olof Johansson’s article on BKWine Magazine: “Bad boys of Champagne”, and brilliant champagnes at Vouette et Sorbée.