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Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet 2019 Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France

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Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet 2019 Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France

  • Winemaker: Amélie Berthaut 
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Terroir: 1.2 ha planted in 1935, 1949, 1955. Blend of Aux Réas and Au-Dessus de la Rivière, clay-limestone soils. 
  • Farming: Lutte raisonnée (Sustainable with Organic Practices)
  • Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, mostly pump-overs with some punch-downs, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tank.
  • Aging: Aged for 13 months in barrel (30% new oak).

Importer Notes: In 1693, a motto was carved into a stone lintel in the Berthauts' house: Bien faire vax miev que dir, “doing right is better than talk.”

Amélie Berthaut is already receiving a lot of attention. She is indisputably charming, but more importantly, she is hard-working, thoughtful, and talented. Her prevailing quality, however, is humility. For example, she turned down Daniel Johnnes’ invitation to the 2018 Paulée in San Francisco because “I’m not ready,” even though we all thought she was. Bien faire vax miev que dir.

Amélie has received an impressive array of vineyards from her mother and father who owned and managed separate family domaines. The newly-baptized Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet includes all the vineyards of Domaine Denis Berthaut and parts of the vineyards of Domaine François Gerbet, totaling 16 hectares located in the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, in the villages of Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, and Vosne-Romanée.

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