Excerpt from the article published in Wine Enthusiast in the 2023 August/September edition :
"Bourgogne domaines and negoces are rooted in families who are now shifting responsibility to the next generation. It is part of the evolution of the region: as environmental commitments are constantly renewed, so too must these winemaking families keep up with climatic and business evolutions—while also honoring their origins and terroir."
"Thomas Berthelemot joined his family's eponymous Meursault estate in 2017, taking the technical lead and heading up international sales. His priority is to satisfy the domaine's loyal customers while adapting to the consequences of climate change, by adjusting agronomic efficiencies and water management and choosing rootstocks that will thrive for decades into the future. Thomas' production is certified organic, in transition to biodynamic farming. "The balance between new ideas and tradition is extremely important for our future," he says. [...]"Our weather forecast with a connected weather station will give us a more precise view," he says. "Nevertheless, it's important to look at the clouds." Thomas is confident that the new generation in Bourgogne is more climate-change conscious, "but we must not forget how the older generation worked and made great wines." A mindset shared by many in Bourgogne, where tradition and technology are combined to preserve the future."