Saignée de Sorbée is a thrilling, idiosyncratic, sappy, stemmy, peppery rosé
that can be thought of as a delicious light red as much as a rosé Champagne. The
Sorbée plot is a little plateau above the slope where Vouette sits, and is
almost pure Portlandian limestone, something very rare in Champagne. This
bottling comes entirely from the 2015 vintage. Uncrushed whole grapes were
macerated for six days in an open wooden vat before pressing. Vinified entirely
without sulphur, the wine was then aged for ten months in neutral oak barrels
and was disgorged without dosage in September.