Champagne Bereche et Fils NV 'Reflet D'Antan' Brut Champagne AOC
Item Number: 14185
Sub Region: Champagne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 35% Pinot Noir / 35% Pinot Meunier / 30% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Calcareous chalk
Case Production: 350
Vine Age: 30+ Years
Terroir: A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Montagne de Reims (Ludes 1er Cru, Trepail, and Ormes), combined with Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from Marne Valley (Mareuil le Port).
Assemblage: Arguably the most original of all in this lineup of singular Champagnes is the Reflet d’Antan, drawn from a perpetual reserve of 600-liter barrels begun by Jean-Pierre in 1985. Every year two-thirds of the best barrels is drawn off for this wine, which consists of 30% reserve wines.
Winemaking: Fermentation occurs slowly with native yeast in barrels and in small vats. The wine ages on its lees. Second fermentation happens under cork. The bottle rests for 36 months before disgorgement by hand. Dosage is 6 g/L.