Roger Brun Cuvée Des Sires Grand Cru 2013

Rated by Champagne expert Michael Edwards as a truly great wine. It’s incredibly powerful and complex, offering up mushroom, truffles, forest floor, oyster shell, red apples, walnut skin, spice, yeastiness and oak. Powerful, complex, beguiling, mouth and sense filling!

Wine Specs

Wine Specs

RegionChampagne, France
WineryChampagne Roger Brun
WinemakerPhilippe Brun
Alcohol %12
Size750 mL
Bling94pts Champagne XS

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Our newest producer is Champagne Roger Brun and we decided to bring in just 2 of his best champagnes to begin with, his Réserve Grand Cru and Cuvée Des Sires. Both offer a breathtaking intensity of flavour and complexity. The Brun family have been vignerons since prior to the French revolution. Noted Champagne expert and author, Michael Edwards included these two cuvées in the following description “Now on to the exceptional Roger Brun Cuvée that really count … the Réserve Grand Cru is made only from Ay grapes, four fifths Pinot Noir, the rest Chardonnay, with 50% reserve wine … a wine for fine cuisine. Finally, two truly great wines fermented in Oak (including) the Cuvée Des Sires, a classic Ay 70/30 mix of Pinot and Chardonnay, has strength and finesse in equal measure, lemony aromas ceding to butter and toast …

Customer Reviews

Roger Brun Cuvée des Sires 2013

Produced from the family’s Grand Cru vineyards in the commune of Ay, Roger Brun Reserve Cuvée des Sires 2013 is created from gently pressed (Cuvée) run juice, fermented in large old oak barrels. The Sous Bois (under wood) ferment helps create a richness and fullness reticent of many of the Pinot Noir-lead wines from Ay as well as the power and complexity you’d expect of wines bearing these price tags.

Having tried and reviewed the Grand Cru Reserve Brut in 2018, there’s a familiar signature to Phillipe Brun’s winemaking when first tasting his Cuvée des Sires. The wine is as much a reflection of his personality as it is of the terroir. Bold, unapologetically artisan; with enticing notes of dried porcini, hazelnut and truffle complimenting red fruits and grapefruit skin. The oxidative handling helps create layers to the wine but the fine, driving line of acid and Chardonnay -lead minerality keep the funkiness and autolysis charm of the wine in focus. The wine has been disgorged with taste in mind rather than assuming credibility from excessive lees ageing.

I tasted the wine from large Pinot Noir Riedel Grand Cru glasses and there’s a ‘story in each glass’, one told differently, I found, as the wine warmed up. These are the Champagnes for those looking for vinous hedonism rather than gratification from often less complex (and more expensive) better-known Grand marques from the bigger houses.

94 Points
Steve Dundon, @Champagne XS
Jan, 2019

Steve Dundon, @Champagne XS, 30/01/2019
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