Les Semblables (AUSTRAL) R18 Brut Nature NV


Includes 19% MwSt.

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Tasting note from from 25.04.2021, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

This Champagne comes from a project that Bertrand Gautherot's son-in-law is realizing with grape producer friends. It is a Négociant project, where the vintners switched to organic and then to biodynamic cultivation. In the meantime, the vineyards have been Ecocert certified. With the 2018 vintage there are two Champagne from the site of Les Semblables. One is called Boréal and includes the north facing parcels, this one called Austral and includes the south-facing warmer plots. The Champagne is a single-varietal Pinot Noir from a strongly calcareous site with clay and loam near Buxières-sur-Arce. Whole grapes were pressed, fermented spontaneously, aged in used 350- and 500-litre barrels, followed by 15 months of yeast storage. The Brut Nature was disgorged on 18. 10. 2020.


Pale pink like a Œil de Perdrix, continuous perlage


The Semblables Austral comes from a cool area on the Côte des Bar, but unlike his counterpart Boréal from a south-facing site. This is noticeable on the nose with a clearly different aroma. There are clearly more fruity notes of wild strawberries, raspberries and even blackberries in combination with cool stone, grapefruits and lemons as well as with a breath of blossoms and bread dough.


On the palate the Semblables Austral similar red berry and slightly fruity. The term fruity must be relative to the cooler Boréal because of course the fruit only flashes here and does not lay itself broadly over the palate. The Champagne shows itself lively with an almost sensual acidity and perlage. It has notes of flowers, of a little stone fruit and dark berries, citrus fruits and herbs, combined with stone and rock salt.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt:

  • Linguine with sea urchin and bottarga
  • Comté soufflé
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)
  • Thai fish curry with ginger


Contains sulfur




Alcohol content

12% Vol.

Residual sweetness



5,0 g/l

Drinking temperature



Champagne Clandestin, 12 Rue de vaux, 10110 Buxières sur Arce, France


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