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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 of the vine and its environment. Our wines are certified "organic" from vintage 2021.

2020
Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles (rouge) Download PDF

The vine

  • Plot /climat

    This site is named "Sous le bois de Noël et Belles Filles".

  • History

    This name is almost an ode to the legendary beauty of the nuns who used to stroll in these fields from their convent in Changey, above Pernand.

  • Soil

    On a gradient of 8/10% of limestone rock and shallow, red-ochre topsoil of alluvium and ferruginous clay.

  • Our plot(s)

    29 ares at an altitude of between 280 and 380 meters, planted in 1959, 1985 and 2000 on a slope due east exposed to the morning sun.

  • Age of vines

    • Date de plantation Surface
    • 1959 10.53a
    • 1985 14.92a

The wine

  • Description

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

  • Taste

    Ruby-red in colour with aromas of red fruit and cassis ; in the mouth, it is fresh, delicate and with fine tannins. The finish is mineral and saline, typical of the Pernand slopes.

  • Serving temperature

    15/16°C. Recent vintages may be decanted to enhance the aroma.

Le Millésime

  • The mild Winter meant that vegetation growth started early; we began debudding mid-April and with fine sunny weather the vine developed and flourished gradually in good conditions. The Summer was very dry which accelerated the maturing process with a lower yield but a high aromatic concentration for the Pinot Noir grape; for the Chardonnay however, the conditions were satisfactory for both growth and maturity. The grape harvest commenced on 20 August. The red wines are deep, bright in colour, they reflect red fruit together with full and elegant tannins.
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