Bérêche & Fils Champagne “Rilly La Montagne” Premier Cru Extra Brut 2016

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Surface: 0.40 ha

Age of vines: 36 years old

Altitude: 178 m - 22% slope

Production: 2,621 bottles

Terroir: Montagne de Reims, Rilly la Montagne “Les Sablons”

Soil: Shallow soil, very calcareous and sandy on the surface.

Blending: 100% Pinot Noir - Vintage 2016

Vinification: Slow fermentation in barrels, aging on lees, +36 months in cellar on slats, foaming under cork stopper.

Disgorgement: January 2020

Availability: September 2020

Dosage: 3 g / L

Bettane et Desseauve: “Chiseled and deep notes of smoky limestone; only then, the candied red fruits. On the palate, freshness takes precedence over texture, leaving only an aromatic echo. A few tannins at the end of the palate give flesh to gourmet raspberry notes. Everything is there. Cuvée remarkable in its construction and aesthetics. ” 17.5 / 20

Antonio Galloni: “Rilly La Montagne, 100% Pinot Noir, is soft, supple and forward. Exotic floral notes, passion fruit, chamomile and spice grace this pretty, open-knit Champagne. ” 91 pts.

Le Point: “Pear, straw, autumn scents, oak note, caramel, intense, broad, powerful palate, very pastry, length, complexity and gluttony.” * 17.5 / 20

RVF: 16.5 / 20

The Champagne Guide / Tyson STELZER: “A beautiful display of red apple, strawberry hull and spice is underlined by the lovely, fine chalk mineral presence of the northern slopes of the Montagne de Reims. A cuvée of character and poise. ”