Bertrand-Delespierre Enfant de la Montagne Brut 1er Cru

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: Complex lemony, citrus aromas on the nose, with a light toastiness and subtle floral character. Ends with a long, spicy finish.

Serve With: Serve as an aperitif, or with smoked salmon, shellfish, fried calamari, or Asian cuisine.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Champagne AOP

Variety

White Blend

Variety

White Blend

Vintage

NV

Wine Type

Sparkling

Wine Type

Sparkling

UPC

097871015851

Case Code

10097871015858

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

40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay.

Viticulture

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

Winemaking

Wines are vinified using a traditional Champagne press, and are blended in the spring from 60% wine from the latest harvest, and 40% reserve wines from older vintages. Malolactic fermentation is carefully avoided. Matured a minimum of 2 years on the lees before disgorgement.

Alcohol

12.0%

Accolades

91 pts – Wine Enthusiast, 12/18.

Vegan

No

Vegan

No

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

BERT0642NV

 

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