Bérêche & Fils “Rive Gauche” Extra Brut Champagne 2016

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Surface: 0.45 ha

Age of the vines: 45 years old

Altitude: 200 m - 35% slope

Production: 4,171 bottles

Terroir: Marne Rive Gauche Valley, Mareuil le Port, “Maisoncelle”, “Côte aux Chataîgners” plots

Soil: Deep, Clay, Limestone, Sand

Blending: 100% Meunier - Vintage 2015

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

Disgorgement: November 2019

Availability: September 2020

Dosage: 3 g / L

Bettane & Desseauve: “The style emerges from the olfaction with originality, on hot stone, roasted cereal and gluttony, with quince paste in the background. Airy, caressing, pure palate that ends up tasty and salty, almost flattering. Very charming." 16/20

RVF: “Finely autumnal, with a patina from its barrel aging. It delights us with the great refinement of its bubble and its slender, loose and deep texture. ” 16.5

Antonio Galloni: “Rive Gauche screams with varietal Meunier character. Hazelnut, smoke, spice and dried orchard fruit are nicely pushed forward in a beautiful resonant, understated Champagne. This cool, north-facing site yields wines of notable personality and class. The 2014 is absolutely terrific. Drink it over the next few years. ” 93 pts.

Gault & Millau: “The wine is ripe, the aromas are complex, focused on ripe and stewed fruits, dried fruits, with a preserved freshness on the palate and a mineral finish. Very nice balance and a great wine that is both full and tight. ” 16/20