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BERECHE XBT ROSE REMENSIS
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Bottle Size: 750ML
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BERECHE (2009) EXTRA BRUT ROSE CAMPANIA REMENSIS

2+ STARS CHAMPAGNEGUIDE.NET - "Bérèche's new rosé Champagne comes from the village of Ormes, and it's composed of 60 percent Pinot Noir, 30 percent Chardonnay and ten percent Meunier, with five to six percent of red wine added for color. It's fragrant and floral, its ripe aromas of strawberry and raspberry feeling concentrated and intense without a trace of excess weight. On the palate it expands in subtly layered perfume, anchored by a fresh, vital structure and a pungently chalky minerality, and it finishes with superb complexity and length. This is an outstanding rosé, a spiritual successor to Bérèche's Instant Rosé No. 1, and it's an exciting addition to the estate's portfolio. Last tasted: 2/13."

Raphaël Bérêche was just 22 when he began working alongside his father Jean-Pierre back in 2004. With his arrival, this Montagne de Reims operation completely abandoned the use of chemical herbicides and is now well along in the process of converting all of its 27 acres of vines to biodynamic viticulture. Noted Champagne authority Peter Liem writes, “Bérèche’s wines are full in flavor and finely balanced, always showing a firmness of structure thanks to the avoidance of malolactic. With each successive year they seem to be acquiring more minerality and complexity, which also allows them to find a balance at a lower dosage.” This deep blood orange rosé could be Raphaël’s most flamboyant Champagne to date. With 14 months post disgorgement cork aging this Rose has developed a profound bouquet that commences a hint of fresh white cherries but quickly opens to reveal a fascinating (almost Barolo-like) perfume of rose petals, leather, tobacco and forest floor. Quite vinous on the palate this 2009 offers tangy raspberry and strawberry berry essences supported by a foundation of smoke-tinged minerals and earth elements while the finish leaves reverberations of smoke, stones and brown spices. Here is a fabulous, full-framed rose that is tailor made for the savory flavors of the Holiday table.
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