Domaine Berthelemot is a family business based in Meursault and cultivating 15 hectares in the Côte de Beaune area (Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Pommard, Beaune....). Our pledge is to produce wines revealing the true quality characteristics of the land and take care to protect the environment. Our wines are certified "organic" from vintage 2021.
Les Chardannes, Les Combottes, Les Bas Doix
Les Chardannes comes from thistles which must have been prolific at some time ; Combottes - from "petite combe" - signifies a small valley; Doix originates from old French for a little watercourse thus keeping this plot well drained.
The Chardannes soil cover is clay and fairly deep; for the Bas Doix the soil cover is shallow and stony.
8a51ca, 2a47ca and 4a70ca planted in 1967, 1992 and 1996.
100% Pinot Noir from handpicked grapes and raised in oak casks.
A crisp fruit aroma is first detected on the nose together with some fine, wild fruit notes; the fullness in the mouth, some delicate toasted flavours and good persistence reveal bring out all the elegance of this appellation.
15/16°C. It is recommended to decante recent vintages so as to enhance the aroma.
- Year 2021 : down in history for frost. The frost which hit the French winelands was the worst ever experienced. Our domain was seriously struck with a yield equivalent to a third of a normal grape harvest. The frost early in April, slowed down the growth rate of the vine which took time to recover in addition to which the season was marked by frequent periods of rain , beneficial for the life of the vine but complicating the control of mildew and oidium. It was not an easy season to manage right up to harvest time as from 18 September when again spells of rain did not facilitate matters ; nevertheless, healthy grapes were selected after careful sortation on picking and before processing such that on monitoring the maturity of the wine , its equilibrium is surprisingly satisfactory. The red wines are bright , ruby coloured, supple and delicate in the mouth with a touch of small , red fruit on the nose.