Bereche et Fils "Le Cran " 1er Cru AOC Champagne 2013
Bérêche & Fils owns around 7 hectares in the area of Montagne de Reims, since 2004, when Raphael joined his father in the family business. He brought a decisive revolution in the Champagne production and everything changed: systemic treatments and herbicides have been banned from the vineyards and rows are carefully looked after. The cave is well organised, too: a large room is dedicated to spontaneous fermentations and to the use of different oak barrels, in terms of quality and origin, both for vinification and maturation. Interesting are also tirages with cork tops to let Cuvées age under controlled oxydation. He is trying to bring ancient techniques back, but with awareness and sensitivity.
The Champagne Le Cran 2013 by Bérêche et Fils is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, coming from two old vineyards, planted between 1969 and 1973 in Ludes, Premier Cru village in Montagne de Reims. Only 4,560 bottles for this complex and structured Millésime 2013.