Magnums of Benchmark Rosé Champagne:
Bérêche Campania Remensis Rosé Magnums (2013)

Posted by Joe Salamone

Bérêche's Campania Remensis Rosé pulls off something miraculous. It is supremely elegant while being deeply complex and vinous.

Very few rosés are able to walk this tightrope with such mastery and grace.

This helps to explain why it immediately became a benchmark rosé for us upon its first release in 2009. In subsequent years the wine has only become more impressive.

Champagne always shows amazingly in magnums, but Campania Remensis really shines. The bubbles become incredibly refined and the detail and minerality stand out in even deeper relief than in 750ml. In short, magnums take the wine's defining characteristics of clarity, chalk infused energy and grace and blows them up to a breathtaking scale.

The 2013 is an especially dazzling vintage. In this vintage the laser-like precision is stunning. Along with the verve, there's an extra dimension of complexity and staggering length to the 2013.

Campania Remensis is made from a single gravelly vineyard in Ormes in the Petite Montagne de Reims, where neighbors include giants like Prevost. It’s a blend of 65% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 5% still red wine.

If you look closely at the label, you'll notice an unfortunate reality: only 268 magnums were produced. Needless to say, we expect our modest parcel to sell out quickly.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
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