Champagne Rosé Campania Remensis is always a single vintage wine. The wine is a blend of two-thirds Pinot Noir and the balance Chardonnay, with five percent red wine from Ormes added for color. Like the Blanc de Blancs Les Beaux Regards and the Champagne Rive Gauche, the wine is vinified in large neutral barrels, and the second fermentation takes place under natural cork, rather than steel crown cap, which means that each bottle is hand-disgorged. Silky, elegant, and charming, this is one of the great rosés in Champagne.
About this wine producer: The original Bérêche estate is centered around 2.5 hectares of vines established by Leon and Albert Bérêche in 1847. Successive generations expanded the property, and today there are a total of 9.5 ha in and around the communes of Craon de Ludes, Ormes, Trépail, and Mailly, all in the Montagne de Reims, as well as the area around Mareuil-le-Port on the left bank of the Marne. The 0.15 ha Mailly parcel, acquired in 2012, is their first Grand Cru vineyard. Since joining their father Jean-Pierre in 2004 and 2008 respectively, Raphaël and Vincent Bérêche have risen to the head of the class of Champagne’s corp of elite grower producers. Most of their wines are sold directly to private customers, who drive from Brussels and Paris and London to pick up their six or twelve bottle allocations at the winery in Craon de Ludes. Almost all the rest goes to Michelin-starred, like Gérard Boyer’s iconic Les Crayères in Reims, or to specialist retailers like Le Verre Volé and La Cave de Papilles in Paris.