Bertrand-Delespiere Vintage Brut 1er Cru 2008

Sparkling

France

Champagne

Description

Didier Bertrand and Chantal Delespierre are grower- producers farming 24 acres in the Montagne de Reims, the heart of the Champagne heartland, separating the cities of Reims and épernay with gorgeous swathes of vineyards mounting as high on the hill as grapes will ripen.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of apple, peach and pear on the nose, with rich, buttery, brioche notes. Lush fruit flavors and fine bubble texture on the palate, ending with a long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Excellent with seafood, poultry, or veal it can also stand up to rich, earthy dishes such as mushroom risotto.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Champagne AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014311

Case Code

10097871014318

Vineyards

24 acres: 10 Pinot Noir, 7.5 Pinot Meunier, 7.5 Chardonnay. Most are in Chamery, with a few acres in the Premier Cru villages of Eceuil and Montchenot. As an RM (“Recoltant Manipulant” – the French term for Grower’s Champagne), Bertrand-Delespierre makes Champagnes exclusively from its own vineyards. Many consumers have begun to favor Grower’s Champagne over the Grande Marques labels, which often offer high quality and a true house style, but little in the way of the expression of terroir, as the basic bruts are often blended from a wide range of Champagne districts.

Composition

Equal parts Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

Viticulture

Vines average 25 years in age, with the oldest parcel more than 55 years old. Yields of 4.75 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Bertrand-Delespierre produces vintage Champagnes only in exceptional years. Wines are vinified using a traditional Champagne press, and only juice from the first pressing is used. Matured a minimum of 3 years on the lees before disgorgement.

Alcohol

12.0%

Accolades

93 pts – The Wine Spectator, 12/15/17 (2008).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

BERT024208

 

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