Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve NV

$95.00 inc. GST

92/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92/100 – James Suckling
92/100 – Wine Spectator
92/100 – Vinous/Antonio Galloni

“Plenty of pastry and lees-derived chalkiness and fresh cream notes. The palate is very fleshy, expansive and accessible and yet it stays very pure, fine and focused. Great shape. Mostly pinot with 35 per cent of reserve wine. Drink now.” – James Suckling

“Racy acidity firms up this rich Champagne, with a honeyed overtone to the well-spiced palate of grilled nut, poached pear, lemon parfait and ripe raspberry. Lacy in texture, with a smoke-tinged finish. Disgorged January 2015. Drink now through 2020.” – Wine Spectator

“The NV Brut Réserve Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Non Filtrée is a blend of all the four different terroirs cultivated by the Bérêche family—35% Ludes (chalk), 30% Ormes (sand), 25% Mareuil-sur-Port (clay) and 10% Trépail (chalk), which adds up to seven hectares for this cuvée. The current release of the non-vintaged unfiltered Réserve is based on the 2015 vintage and, as usual, includes 35% of reserve wines from a solera. Fermented in oak barrels and small cuves, the assemblage of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir (from vines averaging 40+ years old) is pure and fruity on the nose, very elegant and spicy, with red fruit and cherry aromas. Pure and elegant on the palate, with intensity, remarkable finesse and complexity, the Brut Réserve reveals a still tight but long, salty, promising finish.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Note: An aristocratic richness to the palate of this old-vine release, which is vinified sustainably and bottled unfiltered. This wine is produced from 3 different grape varieties, 1/3 of each. The strongest identities of each terroir are only selected to get a very balanced blending. The cold flexibility of the Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne combined with the mineral precision from the terroir of Ludes and the Pinots from sandy-limestone terroirs from Ormes give complexity, richness and length to this cuvée. The 30% of reserve wines (perpetual blending system) ensure the style and the wine’s maturation process while respecting the base year.

Alcohol: 12.0%

Variety: Champagne of Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay

Region: Champagne, France

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