Rive Gauche 2017
Bérêche et Fils
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Grande Vallée de la Marne)
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals 100% Pinot Meunier
Farming Without the use of pesticides for 15 year, organic principles.
Vineyard From two parcels, "Maisoncelle" and "Côte aux Chataîgniers," combined to make up only 0.45 hectares of vines in the Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche village Mareuil le Port. The vines average 45 years in age and sit 200 meters above sea level and at a 30 degree slope.
Soil Sand, clay over limestone.
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 sur lees in neutral french oak barrels. The second alcoholic fermentation "Prise de mousse" occurs under cork sur lattes for 36 months. Dosage: 3g/l.
Aging Aged sur-lattes for 36 months under natural cork. Disgorged in November.
Production 4,407 bottles.
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