Champagne Bereche et Fils NV (2017) Brut Reserve Champagne AOC

Champagne Bereche et Fils NV (2017) Brut Reserve Champagne AOC

Item Number: 13923

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Champagne
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
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
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."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (4/30/2020)

    The latest release of the NV Brut Réserve was disgorged in October 2019 with seven grams per liter dosage, and it's based on the 2017 vintage. Exhibiting a glass bouquet of citrus oil, oyster shell, fresh peach and toasted nuts, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and tensile, with lovely depth and concentration, fine energy and a long, penetrating finish.