Sergent Les Pres Dieu Extra Brut Grower ChampagneTabula Rasa
In 2008, Guillaume Sergent started his micro-domaine with a tiny parcel of his family’s vineyards. Along with his formal education in enology, he earned a degree in geology, making time spent with him a treat filled with in-depth details of the natural history of his vineyards and the surrounding area.
Located on the Montagne des Reims, Guillaume’s minuscule 1.25 acres of vineyards are entirely committed to organic culture and plowed by horse. All the wines are all aged in old François Frères French oak barrels and finished with a small dosage —rarely more than 1g/L—and minimal amounts of sulfur (45mg/L, or 45ppm), with no induced stabilization, fining or filtration. And while he employs simple and straightforward, low-tech winemaking processes, Guillaume’s wines are subtly tense, ethereal and refined—a clear reflection of his mastery in the vineyards and soft touch in the cellar.
Les Prés Dieu, a single harvest Blanc de Blancs premier cru composed of Chardonnay, originates from two vineyard plots on light sand and chalky soil. Both plots are within the advantageous middle of their respective hills, which brings balance to the body of wines; Les Prés faces northeast and Les Vignes Dieu , south. The May 2019 disgorgement comes entirely from the 2017 vintage, while the July 2020 disgorgement, entirely from 2018. Wines labeled B.O . ( Bouteilles Oubliées, which translates as “forgotten bottles”) signifies a lengthier bottle aging that lasts a minimum of six years.