Champagne Bereche et Fils NV 'Reflet D'Antan' Champagne AOC

Item Number: 14185

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Champagne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork

A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Ludes and Ormes, combined with Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from Mareuil le Port.


The final assemblage of around 30% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier is drawn from a perpetual blending system. Aged 36 months under cork and dosed at ~6g/l


350 cases

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95 (4/30/2020)

    The latest release of the NV Brut Reflet d'Antan is based on the 2016 vintage, complemented as usual by some 30% reserve wines from a solera of demi-muids dating back to 1986. This is showing superbly, offering up a deep and complex bouquet of citrus oil, warm pastry, peach, apple skin, fenugreek and spices, followed by a full-bodied, fleshy and layered palate that's rich and generous, its concentrated core of fruit underpinned by racy acids, concluding with a long, saline finish. When I observed that this rendition is more refined as well as considerably less oxidative in profile than the Reflet d'Antan of yesteryear, Raphaël Bérêche told me that he has been making a very strict selection of which barrels in the solera are retained, with this objective in mind. What's more, in around five years' time, this cuvée will be released only in magnum.