Guiborat Champagne Tethys.19 Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
Téthys is a cuvée produced from 3 parcels of Côte des Blancs, all Grand Cru: Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry.
Grapes from the 2019 harvest with 27% “vins de réserve” (2015 to 2018 vintage).
Vinification: aging on the lees for 7 months in stainless steel with total malolactic fermentation.
Tirage: May 2020.
Cellar rest on the lees: minimum 24 months.
Dosage: 1.5 g/l.
A multi-purpose, delicately fruity Champagne that impresses with its purity, precision and elegance.
Richard Fouquet, a young vigneron not yet 40 years old, represents the fifth generation of winemakers at the Champagne Guiborat family maison. The vineyards are located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, beautiful plots in the prestigious terroirs of Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry.
Together with his wife Karine, Richard runs his 8 hectares of vineyards under a “raisonnée” farming regime, concentrating his own production in the Grand Cru plots on an area of about 3 hectares, for a very limited production of less than 30,000 bottles/year. About 80,000 bottles rest in the winery’s underground tuff cellars.
The work is carried out by Richard with passion, extreme rigor and commitment to preserving the vineyards and the environment.
A continuous quest for excellence is pursued, with the intention of producing precise and refined Champagnes, pure fruit of their terroir of origin. Precise choices are made in the winery, such as limiting or avoiding malolactic fermentation altogether in order to favor the acidity of the wines. The pursuit of perfection sometimes drives drastic choices: all grapes from the 2012 vintage, reputed to be below average in quality, were sold to third parties in order not to put Champagne on sale under their own label.
It can be said that the Champagne region was for a long time very commercially stable, with large companies leading the rules of the market. Challenging established tradition is only possible through excellence, following a fine line between the past and new original ideas. Thanks to its own choices, Champagne Guiborat is recognized as a brand on the rise, sought after for the purity of the wines produced, a high expression of the best Grand Cru of the Côte des Blancs.