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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.

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The vine

  • Plot /climat

    Pierrefittes and Jouères.

  • History

    Pierrefittes : It is believed that on this land there may have stood a dolmen or "Pierre fichée" (an upright stone). Jouères : The name originates from the old French word "jouelles" meaning the crossbars placed between the stakes and used for tying the vine.

  • Soil

    Pierrefittes : light coloured stone, reverberating sunlight, with an underlayer of clay. Jouères : shallow clay and limestone on a hard substratum

  • Our plot(s)

    81a 19ca and 28a 55ca planted in 1962, 1969, 1984 and 1986.

The wine

  • Description

    100% Pinot Noir from handpicked grapes; raised in oak casks.

  • Taste

    The wines originating from both sectors are blended together at the end of the maturing stage in casks giving a harmonious combination, slightly dominated by the denser tones of the Pierrefittes wine.

  • Serving temperature

    15/16°C. It is recommended to decante recent vintages so as to enhance the aroma.

The vintage

  • All's well that ends well... more or less. After an unusual winter- the hottest since 1900 for the period December/february- the early budding stage took place mid-april. « Black frost » on the night 26/27th of april damaged many young buds; our Beaune Longbois is particularly hurt. Wet spring conditions were followed by return of sunny contidions mid-june during flower . The maturing process was irregular because of extreme weather conditions. The grape harvest started on 23 September with Pinot noir. The sanitary condition of the grapes was good ; fresh red fruit aromas, well balanced in the mouth, delicate and brisk with good tannin potential.
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