Join us for a special VINE & BUBBLE tasting, profiling the village of Vertus, from Champagne’s chardonnay heartland of the Côte des Blancs.
As part of our terroir tasting series, we’ll learn more about the provenance of champagne from Vertus; the characteristics that give definition and identity to its wine.
We will taste our way across eight champagnes from Larmandier-Bernier and Veuve Fourny & Fils, two of Vertus’ best known and respected producers. Both producers feature in Issue No. 1 of VINE & BUBBLE Magazine.
Date: Sunday, 14 April
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Private residence in Adelaide (details to be released upon booking)
Cost: $120 (includes eight champagnes and cheese)
Bookings: CLICK HERE
This is an intimate setting for 10 only. hosted by VINE & BUBBLE Editor, Sara Underdown. Sara is WSET Level 3 (Advanced) qualified and has been a finalist in the prestigious 2016 and 2018 Vin de Champagne Awards.
She has been contributing to the champagne industry in Australia for the past decade.
More about Vertus:
Vertus is a premier cru village in the southernmost part of the Côte des Blancs, the second largest village in Champagne. There, on primarily east and south-east facing slopes of chalk, Chardonnay thrives, but the village does produce some distinctly different styles between the north and south.
In the north there is very little clay to taint the purity of calcareous soils, elaborating energetic wines with a saline mineral edge. Heading south, there are areas of denser topsoil, yielding wines that feel riper and rounder yet remain minerally poised.
It’s this contrast that makes chardonnay wines from this part of Champagne particularly good. Pure and precise, yes, but they also reflect the variables of the land.