Bernard Robert Reserve Brut Champagne
Amazing value Champagne from the Cote des Bars region – predominately Pinot Noir this wine is very soft, fruity and extremely easy to drink!
60% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay
The ‘house’ of Bernard Robert is one of the oldest in the Cotes des Bar. It was in 1945 that Marie-Madeleine Dosne, who came from a family of red wine growers and Bernard Robert, her husband, an ex hairdresser created Champagne Bernard Robert. Their first vintage totaled 300 bottles! 3 (out of 7) of their children now run the company – Jean-Pierre, Jean-Claude and Herve.
The 3 brothers developed the Champagne estate and in 1976 started to construct some cellars which which were finally finished in 1982. They wanted to reproduce authentic traditional vaulted cellars. So, they searched for dressed stone from demolition sites (old mills, farms …) in the Aube region and neighbouring regions too. The stones were then reshaped and readjusted. It was a titanic job which took 6 years during which the brothers devoted all their time and energy constructing 1 span per year, with a total of 6 spans at the end of the job.
Champagne activity started to develop and in 1990 they carried out an extension of the cellars, more modern and practical, as well as catering for the technological development of wine making equipment.
They continued with the construction of a new pressing centre and obtained a new fermenting room in 2001.
Today the estate area has around 30 hectares (74 acres), spread out over 7 different areas of the middle of the Champagne region. (BAR-SUR-AUBE, VOIGNY, ARRENTIÈRES, ARGENTOLLES, RIZAUCOURT, ROUVRES-LES-VIGNES, VILLENAUXE-LA-GRANDE). On these hills 4 principal Champagne grapes are grown; Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc.