A. Levasseur – Rue du Sorbier Brut NV Champagne
Producer: Champagne Albert Levasseur
Region: Marne | Champagne
Grapes: Pinot Meunier 80% / Pinot Noire 15% / Chardonnay 5%
The Rue du Sorbier Brut and Brut Nature are named after 6, rue du Sorbier, the winery’s home since the 1940s (David lives at number 4). Made from organic grapes, majoring in Pinot Meunier (a Marne valley speciality) with some Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, from their oldest plot, Les Gautelleries, planted in 1973.
Rue du Sorbier Brut NV Champagne is exceptional value for money we feel especially at the new lower price. Far superior to similarly priced high-street brands and holds it ground even alongside other much more prestigious names.
Lemon colour. The flavours are vibrant and citrusy. Quite fruity with a hint of custard tart and a fine mousse.
Pairs well with creamy chicken dishes, rabbit fricassee, or as an aperitif.
Rue du Sorbier Brut contains minimal added sulphites. Read more.
Rue du Sorbier Brut is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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“I like to compare my job to that of a chef as for when I am making my Champagne it is just like I am cooking with ingredients.”
Rue du Sorbier Brut NV
This Champagne is produced from the grape harvest in the oldest plot of the House (1973), located at a place called “Les Gautelleries” in Cuchery. In this little plot, I get grapes of very high quality and create a blending faithful to the grape variety of its vines: 80 % Meunier, 15 % Pinot Noir, and 5 % Chardonnay.
Awaken your senses: a real invitation into the universe of gourmets, this cuvee offers, in the nose, a flurry of yellow fruit aromas (peach, apricot, plum, and pear). Its smell character is followed by a tender and round palate. Both fruity and mature (preserved
Let your taste buds shiver: fruits, tarte Tatin, and honey) with the dominance of Pinot Meunier, it is a unifying champagne wine. Around a table, an aperitif, in the evening, ”Rue du Sorbier” will satisfy all amateurs!
it is delicious with some creamy poultry or small feathered game.
SUGAR 9 G/L
TOTAL SULPHUR 38 MG/L
Champagne Albert Levasseur is a very small grower set up by David’s grandparents in 1944, with only 4.2 hectares of vines farmed by David since 2003.
“In the nineties, my father gradually passed on his knowledge and his heritage to me, and I became independent as from 2003. Full of ambitions, I could bring a new way in the viticulture follow-up and the company management, but also my vision of champagne: a product mainly evoking meetings and awakening senses. Then I decided to have a space built, dedicated to welcome you and invite you to some friendly and funny tasting sessions of Champagnes Albert Levasseur. Turning our vineyard into my so-called playground, I decided to buy more plots in Châtillon-sur-Marne. So, our vineyard is now composed with 4.20 hectares spread on 18 plots in villages like Cuchery, Châtillon-sur-Marne, or Fleury-la-Rivière. Advanced equipment joined the estate to work on a finer mastering of the wines (thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, new winepress).
Growing up in traditional viticulture, I was able to mix such methods with precise technology. Today sustainable viticulture is optimized via a computerized follow-up of the plots. We let grass grow partially in the vines. I also bring organic fertilizers to better treat the soils of the current 4.20 hectares of our vineyard. In the winery, thanks to the purchase of thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, I have the freedom to vinify grape varieties, pruning operations and plots in a separate way. My will? It’s to offer you a champagne wine for enjoyment. Our estate allows me to imagine champagnes according to the harvest and my fancies, my vineyard and my winery have indeed become my playground. ”
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