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 of the vine and its environment. Our wines are certified "organic" from vintage 2021.
Craite-Paille, total surface area 11 ha 31 ares
Planting for the two appellations, Craite-Paille and Justice, which started in 1950 was an advantage for this zone; the wines from these lower fields of Gevrey are somewhat more supple and pleasantly fruity.
The Craite-Paille site is located at the lower end of the combe (or small valley) of Lavaux; the substratum consists in a mix of limestone, clay and alluvium ensuring good drainage in this area only slightly inclined.
48 ares at an altitude of 250 meters and planted in 1970.
Age of vines
- Date de plantation Surface
- 1970 48.25a
100% Pinot Noir from handpicked grapes; raised in oak casks.
Ruby-red in colour, typical of Pinot noir, with aromas of red fruit, cherry and red-currant; in the mouth, it is rich, tender and silky with a delicate touch of tannins.
15/16°C. Recent vintages may be decanted 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.