Sitting high up in the hills off the Marne near La Chapelle Monthodon this second generation producer with 10 hectares of vines creates a surprisingly balanced and fruity style of wine. I was particularly impressed with the sugar/fruit/acidity balance in the Brut Tradition and Cuvee Prestige Brut which have 10 and 12 g/ltr respectively. They are a Meunier dominant house although as you scale through their cuvees their wines become more Chardonnay dominant with the Cuvee Elegance Brut being made exclusively from this and matured in oak. The maison is now run by Nadine and Patrick Sourdet’s daughter Ludivine and her husband Damien. I look forward to seeing how the wines and the winery evolve.

Village: La Chapelle-Monthodon

Region: La Vallee De La Marne

Type: RM

Contact: Ludivine Antoine

Cuvée De Prestige: Cuvee Elegance Brut

Parent Group:

Year Founded: 1980

Hectares: 10

Bottles produced:

Style: Well balanced, fruity.





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Recent Tasting Notes from Sourdet-Diot

Sourdet-Diot Rose Brut

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 72

60/30/10 Meunier/Chardonnay/Coteaux. Warm strawberry fruits with a subtle finish.

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Sourdet-Diot Cuvee Elegance Brut 2006

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 83-84

Pure Chardonnay vinified in oak. 3g/ltr. Hugely powerful burnt oak note. Dark candied fruits. Good length. A warmth coming on …

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Sourdet-Diot Millesime Brut 2010

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 80-82

Warm wine. Obvious drop in sugar and much more definition on the midpalate. Mousse is a little bit unbalanced. Much more atta …

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Sourdet-Diot Cuvee Prestige Brut

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 78-79

2010 base. 40/60 Meunier/Chardonnay. 12g/ltr. More sophisticated on the nose than the Tradition and Reserve. Bold, powerful. …

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Base Vintage: 2010

Sourdet-Diot Cuvee de Reserve Brut

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 74-77

80/20 Meunier/Chardonnay. 2010/11. 10g/ltr. More fruit on the palate than the Tradition. Sugar seems to show a touch more. Go …

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Base Vintage: 2011

Sourdet-Diot Brut Tradition

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 75

10g/ltr. 70/30 meunier/chardonnay. Hot nose. Sweet jammy toast. Simple yet very good balance. Impressive.

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Base Vintage: 2012