Organic/Biodynamic Wines

Online-Only Auction, 30 May - 13 June 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 8 208
Lot 23
  • Bérêche et Fils; “Côte” Premier Cru; 2008; 5 (1 x 5); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 208

About this Item

“Côte” Premier Cru, 2008
5 (1 x 5) 750ml

Bérêche et Fils is a historic Champagne house, founded in 1847, situated near the town of Le Craon de Ludes. The estate’s vineyards are divided into 21 parcels - 10 hectares spread across Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne - planted to a combination of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The estate is currently run by brothers Raphaël and Vincent Bérêche, who have expanded the family’s holdings in recent years to include grand cru vineyards, and converted the estate to organic farming methods and have also begun to use biodynamic viticultural practices.

Organic Farming
Farmed and made according to organic practices. Main reason for not being certified is to allow for intervention should it be deemed necessary to maintain production.
Self-regulated application of the below practices in vineyard and/or cellar.
No use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides. Use of certain cover crops, methods of soil care, and other specified vineyard care.
Wine made according to strict standards - use of approved, organic yeast, and no added sulfites or other specified additives. Does not imply that the wine is vegan (allows for specified fining agents (including egg whites) and enzymes). In certain regions this is extended to chaptalisation and acid addition.

These bottles were disgorged in December 2014.

Critics Ratings

‘Expressive flavors of crème de cassis, lemon pâte de fruit, pastry cream and ground spice ride the refined and creamy mousse of this elegant Champagne, bolstered by racy acidity that leaves a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Disgorged December 2014. Drink now through 2028. 416 cases made.’ - Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Nov 2015)

‘The 2008 Côte Premier Cru, a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from Vertus, is striking. Translucent and expressive, the 2008 captures a gorgeous, crystalline expression of Vertus Chardonnay, with a little added body and texture from the Pinot. Sweet floral and honeyed notes wrap around the expressive, precise finish. There is a lot to like here. Dosage is 6 grams/liter.’ - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92/100 (Jul 2015)

Provenance

Restaurant Mosaic

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