Wildly Over-Achieving: Bereche Brut Reserve NV

Posted by Joe Salamone

Wildly Over-Achieving
Bérèche Brut Reserve NV

Bérèche has quickly become one of our favorite growers in Champagne. And his basic non-vintage is our go-to for the category.

Bérèche's Brut Reserve is one of those bottles that really over-delivers.

We buy Bérèche every chance that we get, but it's very rare for us to land enough of the Brut Reserve to entertain an offering. Today is one of those rare opportunities.

Every time we offer Bérèche the wines sell out almost immediately. We expect the same today.

Bérèche is one of the hottest growers in Champagne. When you taste the outrageous quality of Champagnes, all that excitement comes into clear focus.

Raphaël Bérèche joined his family's domaine around a decade ago and swiftly established himself as one of the region's most talented young growers. In short, the style here is deeply complex and vinous with an ultra-clear precision and outrageous clarity.

The Brut Reserve really dramatizes the incredibly high level of Bérèche's work. While it's easy to focus on the layered complexity and overall intensity of the Brut Reserve, it's the incredible refinement that makes it really stand out. Bérèche's Brut Reserve offers up plenty of mineral notes that form the backdrop of the silken and suavely textured presentation. There's a wide spectrum of stone fruits, spice and bright floral notes.

I'm going to wrap this up by simply saying that the Brut Reserve is really eye-opening in terms of what it offers for the price. With a few years of bottle age, Bérèche's Brut Reserve really blossoms, gaining even more complexity and a tactile minerality. Like I said, I expect these to vanish very quickly. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits