Monday, August 10, 2009
2006 Vouette et-Sorbée, "Blanc d'Argile", Champagne
(Disgorgement date 28-10-08)
It’s always nice to have something to look forward to.
2006 Blanc d’Argile is definitely different Champagne compared to 2004 and 2005 vintage. Painful young Champagne at this stage, showing pressed citrus, slate and crushed stony minerality and an extremely slow starter, with staggering high acidity. It’s not a pleaser thing that strokes you with mild touches. The absence of instant juiciness and sweet fruity sensations can at fist be disappointing factor, but there are other patterns that I find fascinating. The definition and tallness of the wine, has reached a much higher level, so it makes me think, that the wine can actually transform into something spectacular. It should be noted, as we drank this Champagne it got better and better – showing a more floral side at the end, but the high acidity and warm slate character on the back palate was constantly there. Cellaring is required – I am guessing 2-3 years.
Glass: Spiegelau Adina white wine.