Champagne Bereche et Fils NV (2017) Brut Reserve Champagne AOC
Item Number: 13923
Sub Region: Champagne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 35% Chardonnay / 30% Pinot Noir / 35% Pinot Meunier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
The Bérêche Brut Réserve is a blend of 65% base year wines (2017) with the balance reserve wines from a solera. A model of harmony, nuance and verve, it is a pure expression of the domaine’s varied terroirs that demonstrates both the Bérêche brothers great skill and their originality. Elegant, powerful and balanced, this is a stunning Champagne.
Terroirs: 35% 1er Cru Ludes, 30% Ormes, 25% Mareuil-le-Port, 10% 1er Cru Trépail
Average Vine Age: + 40 years
Winemaking Notes: The grapes ferment slowly in oak barrels and stainless steel vats. The wine is aged on its lees. The wine ages for 24-36 months in the cellar before release. Dosage is 7 g/L.
92pts (2016 Base) Vinous 7/2018
"The NV Brut Réserve is fascinating to taste next to the December disgorgement. Five extra months on the cork yield a rich, resonant Champagne with tons of textural richness. Bright floral and savory notes meld into an expansive core of fruit in this super-expressive Champagne. Dried apricot, wild flowers, chamomile, lemon confit and chalk all open up in the glass. Whereas the more recent disgorgement shows more Chardonnay character, Pinot is very much front and center here."