2016 Les Grandes Lignes Brut Nature, Clandestin

100% Chardonnay. This is a joint venture by the young Benoît Doussot, who graduated from Beaune in just 2015, and Bertrant Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbée. Strictly speaking, a micro-negociant, but with all the detail and quality of a grower. Having grown up, studied, and trained in Burgundy, Benoît is a dab hand at oak élevage. Given that this project is so young, only a few cuvées have been released, and the reaction of fellow growers and critics has been overwhelmingly positive. So watch this space, Clandestin has a very promising future. Les Grandes Lignes comes from the south-facing lieu dit of Sorbée in Buxières-sur-Arce, on Portlandian limestone soils, certified organic since 2015. Only 3,000 bottles produced.

Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£64.63
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£387.78

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12%
2016 Les Grandes Lignes Brut Nature, Clandestin