This 100% Pinot Noir Champagne is the brothers’ estate Grand Cru and their most premium wine. Mailly is one of the great Grand Cru villages in Montagne de Reims, where chalky subsoil and mostly north-facing slopes bring out a unique mineral freshness in Pinot Noir. The Bérêche brothers parcel is just 0.4 hectares of 60-year-old vines, rooted in the rich clay and chalk of the Challois lieu-dit.
Les Chalois (Grande Montagne de Reims Nord, Mailly-Champagne Grand Cru)
No herbicides and progression towards organics
Long slow fermentation in old oak, élevage on lees and 54+ months in the cellar sur lattes (under cork). Hand-disgorged, dosage around 3.5 g/L.