Champagne Bertrand-Delespierre 'Enfant de la Montagne' 1er Cru
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Clémence and Adrien Bertrand of Bertrand-Delespierre have 10 hectares of vines planted in sand, clay and marl over a chalk bedrock. Carrying on from their father from whom they inherited the domaine, the soils are worked without the use of herbicides and treatments are kept to a bare minimum.
This cuvée comes from vineyards in Chamery, Ecueil, Villedomange and Montbré, all 1er Cru villages on the Montagne de Reims. Fermented and aged in stainless steel for about eight months, it spent five years 'sur lattes'. It is based on the 2015 vintage (60%) blended with reserve wines from the previous three vintages. A beautifully balanced Champagne with generous stone and citrus fruit, toasty brioche and fine, persistent bubbles.