Le Cran Ludes 1er Cru 2013
Bérêche et Fils
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Montagne de Reims)
Wine Type Sparkling - Blanc
Varietals 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir.
Farming Without the use of pesticides for over 15 years, organic principles.
Vineyard Le Cran is a blend of 2 plots, 2 grape varieties and 2 sun exposures but on the same altitude. The wine is composed of 45 year old vines in the 1er cru village of Ludes. Lieu-dit Les Hautes Plantes was planted in 1969 with western exposure and Lieu-dit Les Vignes Saint Jean was planted in 1973 with eastern exposure. Vines lie 190-220 meters in altitude on the Cran de Ludes. Total surface area of the vines is 0.52 hectares.
Viticulture "Every action has been adequately thought out. Of course our land is plowed and we also use weed control to limit disease. This vegetation cover avoids herbicides, insecticides and anti- rots. Everything begins with the soil. The fertilization is organic. They feed wildlife which in turn feeds flora and thus the soil is working. As a result the House Bérêche has one of the lowest treatment frequency index in the Champagne region. It is also among the first to be certified High Environmental Quality (level 3)."
Vinification A slow fermentation occurs on the lees in neutral french oak barrels. The second alcoholic fermentation "Prise de mousse" occurs in bottle under natural cork sur-lattes for 78 months. Dosage: 3.5g/l.
Aging Aged sur lattes for 78 months. Disgorged July 2019.
Production 4,194 bottles.
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