Hubert Soreau, born in the town of Maubeuge, in the far north of France on the border with Belgium, moved to Champagne with his family in the 1990s, near the famous parcel "Le Clos l'Abbé" just outside Epernay. Originally planted in the 9th century, this parcel has a long history also recalled in the writings by the Abbot Saint Martin d’Epernay in the 17th century and known for the production of Champagne.
In 1993, Hubert's parents bought a small batch and in 2003 Hubert bought more. Today Hubert Soreau cultivates his grapes in three separate lots of “Le Clos l'Abbé”, for a total area of only 21 ares (0.21 hectares). After a first experience at a Maison de négoce, he decides to produce his first Champagne of unique provenance from “Le Clos l'Abbé”, called Champagne Le Clos l'Abbé.
It is a “single vintage, single parcel, single barrel” approach, currently already used by some winemakers in the region, accompanied by a perspective free from traditions and conventions. The Clos's 100% Chardonnay vines are like a garden in bloom, as evidenced by the tulips and daffodils that bloom between the rows in spring; they are cut in the "chablisienne" style and no herbicides and pesticides are used.
The grapes are then vinified and aged in wood barrels from the nearby Hautvillers forest, tirage sur liège and long aging before dègorgement à la volée.
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