Champagne A. BERGERE, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Nature

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Champagne, André & Annaelle BERGERE, Terres Blanches

Region: Fèrebrianges, Epernay, Champagne, France

Appellation: AOC Champagne

Type: Sparkling White

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: December 2022

Type of viticulture: Conventional (no certification)

Grapes used: 100% Chardonnay

Blend: Terres Blanches parcel

Winemaking details: 0 dosage, Sparkling traditional method (‘Méthode Champenoise’)

Aging: Mininum 15 months

Sugar level: below 5g / Litre

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Gold
  • Intensity = Pale

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Aromas =  Pear, Apple, Citrus, Blossom

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Low
  • Acidity =  High
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Low
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Flavour details = Pear, Apple, Citrus, Blossom, Minerality
  • Other = Good minerality, very fresh and tensed, well integrated bubbles, refined bubbles
  • Finish = Medium +

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 30 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Absolutely great value for money
  • Comparison with same price competition = At the Top
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = sea foods, fresh fish, fish plates, appetizers
  • Comments = A well done Brut Nature that focuses on minerality, acidity and a refined bubbles. The aromas are noticeable and balanced but the acidity and the tensed Chardonnay aromatics together with a very low residual sugar are clearly the strong suit of this Champagne. It offers you an incredible value for money at around 30 euros!
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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