Bérêche et Fils


Bérêche et Fils Brut Reserve|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Brioche

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Orange

Nut

Nut


Almond

Ludes

Ludes

What to expect


- Made by two talented brothers in the Montagne de reims

- Use of reserve wine and cork ageing adds complexity to their wines

- Pair with some fried chicken 

"This is made of roughly equal parts chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier, and 70 percent of it was vinified in barrel. It’s ample in body, its creamy notes of stone fruits, orange citrus and green apple underlined by stony minerality, and it finishes with excellent length and depth.

While Bérêche’s Brut Réserve is always a solid buy, this version is particularly compelling." Peter Liem

These are two brothers Raphael and Vincent Bérêche who have taken over the family estate. For this wine they use a third each of variety chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier with 30% reserve wine coming from solera. This is a perpetual reserve going back to 1985 and includes every vintage from then.

Their production method includes, natural fermentation using wild yeasts, non-malolactic fermentation to preserve acidity, aged on lees in barrel before going into bottle and the cellar for 24 months to age further in bottle.

 

$92.95

Club Price $87.40 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Brioche

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Orange

Nut

Nut


Almond

What to expect


- Made by two talented brothers in the Montagne de reims

- Use of reserve wine and cork ageing adds complexity to their wines

- Pair with some fried chicken 

"This is made of roughly equal parts chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier, and 70 percent of it was vinified in barrel. It’s ample in body, its creamy notes of stone fruits, orange citrus and green apple underlined by stony minerality, and it finishes with excellent length and depth.

While Bérêche’s Brut Réserve is always a solid buy, this version is particularly compelling." Peter Liem

These are two brothers Raphael and Vincent Bérêche who have taken over the family estate. For this wine they use a third each of variety chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier with 30% reserve wine coming from solera. This is a perpetual reserve going back to 1985 and includes every vintage from then.

Their production method includes, natural fermentation using wild yeasts, non-malolactic fermentation to preserve acidity, aged on lees in barrel before going into bottle and the cellar for 24 months to age further in bottle.

 

About the house

About the house


One of Champagne’s most prominent rising stars, Raphaël Bérêche (pictured) has been working alongside his father Jean-Pierre at their nine-hectare estate of Bérêche et Fils since 2004, and today he is putting an increasingly personal stamp on this thoughtfully-run domaine.The Bérêche estate owns vines in several different sectors of Champagne, with the three primary areas being the immediate vicinity around Ludes and Craon de Ludes, the gravelly terroir of Ormes in the Petite Montagne, and the area around Mareuil-le-Port, on the left bank of the Vallée de la Marne. A small parcel is also found in Trépail, in the eastern Montagne de Reims. Most recently, the estate has acquired its first grand cru vineyard in 2012, a tiny, 15-are parcel in the village of Mailly.The estate's vineyards are planted with roughly equal parts of the three varieties, and viticulture is decidedly natural, in the contemporary sense—Bérêche completely stopped using chemical herbicides in 2004 and has planted cover crops in all of the vineyards, and since 2007 a portion of the vineyard has been converted to biodynamics. Peter Liem