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Entre Ciel & Terre (2013) - NV

Françoise Bedel

4.20 / 5.0

white sparkling, extra-brut
Champagne AOC, France
NV, based on 2013
On lees
48 months
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
2336 UAH, 2042 UAH
not available
Françoise Bedel Entre Ciel & Terre (2013) NV


4.20 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

Wonderful Bedel-style. Oxidative, but more delicate that Origin'elle. Baked apples, flowers, oil, lemon tart, Jerez. Delicious, balanced and sophisticated. Despite complexity remains friendly and approachable.

Tasted after Divych Vechir event.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml

Intense, profound and expressive. Ripe apple, brioche, vanilla eclair, oil, barberry candy, flowers. Perfectly balanced, flavourful and oily with bakery hints. Long aftertaste. My second try and second success.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml

Complex, deep and refreshing Champagne. Sunflower oil, flowers, baked apples, lemon tart and plastic. Very good mousse, perfect refreshing body with very long finish, flavours of baked apples and sunflower seeds. This was very tasty! I really wonder how it plays after some aging.

Françoise Bedel

Françoise Bedel stands out not only for her remarkable journey into winemaking but also for her unique approach to viticulture and winemaking. Hailing from the village of Crouttes-sur-Marne, located on the western edge of Champagne, Bedel's estate is a testament to her dedication and passion for winemaking. Her journey into biodynamic winemaking, inspired by her personal experiences and a deep reverence for nature, has set her apart in a region celebrated for its long-standing conventional vinegrowing and winemaking traditions.

The 8-hectare estate, cultivated with vines aged between 30 and 60 years, reflects Bedel's commitment to biodynamic practices since 1998. This approach, centred around the interplay between soil, subsoil, and the vine's root system, allows for the fullest expression of the terroir in her grapes. The unique bio-dynamic compost used in the vineyards, containing preparations made from yarrow, chamomile, nettle, oak bark, dandelion, and valerian, is a testament to her dedication to fostering a harmonious relationship between the vineyard and its natural environment.

Located in the Marne Valley, known for its quality Pinot Meunier grapes, Bedel's estate predominantly focuses on this variety, along with smaller plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Her Champagnes, often aged for more than six years on the lees, are renowned for their depth and complexity. This extended lees ageing, combined with low or zero dosage, results in Champagnes with significant weight, heft, and lingering acidity.