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Champagne Bérêche et Fils Brut Reservetext

Champagne Bérêche et Fils Brut Reserve NV

Champagne, FranceThe domain was established in 1847 in Ludes, but it wasn't until more recently when Jean-Pierre Bérêche was one of the first growers to establish an independent reputation. His sons Raphaël and Vincent, now overseeing the house, have built on that work to craft some of today’s most distinctive Champagnes. They own 9 hectares across 4 villages and various terroirs. This organic wine is 30% Chardonnay (from Ludes), 35% Pinot Noir (from Ormes), and 35% Pinot Meunier (from the western Vallée de la Marne), including 30% reserve wines from their perpetual system, which has been resting and waiting on lees for two years. The base wines were aged in 60% wood (40% of which were small vats) and the rest stainless, and MLF is not allowed. The wines were held under cork while in bottle (agrafe), and this was disgorged in December 2022 with 6 g/L. Tasting quite smart at present, with a harmonious melody of crisp green apple, ample white cherry, strident lemon, and perfumed red currants that sail along the subtly generous palate, decked with savoury lees and kissed with a flinty reductive note, which culminates in a ginger finish. A substantial champagne, and one to easily pour alongside main dishes.Tasted: 22 January 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$110.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Bérèche et FilsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 66456