Full marks ! - or
almost - for Domaine Berthelemot with eight of their wines chosen by our judges
, out of the nine submitted.
This domain of 15 hectares spread over about 10 villages and managed by Brigitte Berthelemot, her son Thomas responsible for winemaking and Marc Cugney has yet again proven to have achieved the highest level of excellence.
Motivated by Thomas, the estate is classified as organic , duly certified in 2021 and compatible biodynamic cultivation methods generalized throughout. As Thomas explains, « we are committed to improve the life of our land » by implementing such procedures as to ensure the best quality crop, for example the use of green manure, working the soil with different tools depending on the nature of the plot, leaving some rows of vines in grass, trimming the vine to give space for the grape and prevent the leaves from consuming rainwater, vital for the fruit to mature, during dry years...etc.
The crops for 2019 and 2020 were particularly successful, corresponding to the characteristics of each vintage.
Herewith comments and marks for the wines concerned :
cru, La Garenne, white wine 2019 : 17.5/20 marks.
Rich yellow fruit aroma, slightly spicy on the nose ; intense aromatic volume in the mouth with a saline finish.
cru, La Garenne, white wine 2020 : 17/20 marks.
Fruity on the nose with light, mature aromas ; intense in the mouth, rich and concentrated with a saline finish.
cru, Abbaye de Morgeot, white wine 2020 : 17/20 marks.
A premier cru with high potential, pure juice style ; rich and tasty in the mouth with an elegant finish.
Levrons, white wine 2020 : 17/20 marks.
Linden and white fruit notes on the nose ; good intensity in the mouth, saline and very delicate.
cru, Les Folatières, white wine 2019 : 16.5/20 marks.
Mature fruitiness on the nose with a touch of apricot and caramel ; will open up in the mouth as it has a good full, in-depth quality.
cru, Les Folatières, white wine 2020 : 16.5/20 marks.
Delicate and well developed on the nose with fresh pineapple notes ; pure and clean finish in the mouth with a citrus aroma.
wine 2020 : 16/20 marks.
Good maturity on the nose with white fruit and sweet floral notes ; in the mouth the sweet effect mingles with a mineral trace.
cru, La Maladière, red wine 2019 : 17.5/20 marks.
Pure and elegant on the nose with strawberry, peony and almond sweet notes ; very pleasant in the mouth, a distinguished wine with fine and silky tannins.