Bertrand-Delespierre, Champagne 1er Cru Brut Enfant de La Montagne NVRegular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Variety: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
This relatively new Champagne winemaking family only just planted roots in 1980 in the Montagne de Reims. The names come from both the husband and wife who began this domaine, Didier Bertrand and Chantal Delespierre. The second generation has been spearheaded by their children, Adrien and Clemence. With their generation, they look to lower dosage (sugar) levels, which only continues to highlight the lands with which they work. They work with 24 hectares in over four Premier Cru villages. For making just 5000 cases a year from prized vineyards, the value for these grower Champagnes is absolutely insane.
Using all three of the main Champagne varieties, fruit for this comes from all the Premier Cru villages they work with. Most of the wine comes from 2017 with the other 40% coming from other vintages. Their wine ages for a minimum four years on its lees before it’s released. ‘Enfant de la Montagne’ translates to ‘Infant of the Mountain.’