Bereche stands as the touchstone for us in bubble making in the Vallée de la Marne. Not only are their champagnes both powerful and elegant, but they clearly show the focus and obsession the family has with farming--the farm has been biodynamic since 2007. The Brut Reserve is based on the 2018 vintage and displays lots of stone fruit, orange citrus and a strong stony minerality. There's also a wonderful dollop of brioche and yeastyness as well. Elegant, powerful and balanced, this is all we want in Champagne.