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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.

2021
Santenay 1er Cru La Maladière Download PDF

The vine

  • Plot /climat

    La Maladière (total surface area 13ha 58a)

  • History

    « Maladière » is derived from « maladreries », a hospice for sick people people in medieval times, of which there were ruins in the vicinity.

  • Soil

    Split limestone pebbles covered with marls.

  • Our plot(s)

    45ca 10a planted between 1978 and 2004 and situated at an altitude between 240 and 280m.

The wine

  • Description

    100% Pino tNoir from handpicked grapes; raised in oak casks.

  • Taste

    Rich red in colour, the wine has red fruit aromas; in the mouth it is supple but well structured with fine tannins and a persistent finish.

  • Serving temperature

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

Le Millésime

  • 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.
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