Domaine Francois Bertheau, Les Amoureuses Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru
Coming from the fifth generation of winegrowers, François Bertheau took over the family estate in 2004. Like the great Burgundy winegrowers, he likes to remain discreet and prefers to express himself through his wines, sumptuous nectars from appellations mythical places that you know well: Chambolle-Musigny or even Bonnes-Marres.
The 6 hectares of vines are cultivated with great precision by the winemaker and a very good understanding of the terroir. Domaine François Bertheau exclusively cultivates Pinot Noir on clay-limestone soils typical of Côte de Nuits wines. The vines are on average 45 years old. The aging lasts about 18 months and is carried out in oak barrels with 20 to 30% new wood.
This is therefore one of the finest Premier Crus of Chambolle-Musigny, an appellation of the Côte de Nuits that François Bertheau intends to magnify with discretion but talent within his eponymous estate. Produced from vines approximately forty years old and which have drawn their letters of nobility from clay and limestone soils in an oceanic climate with a semi-continental influence, this wine testifies to a race and a power typical of this climate. An elegance reinforced by aging for 18 months in containers whose proportion of new wood varies between 20 and 30%. We recommend that you keep it for a few years in the cellar to appreciate it at its true value. It will then reveal a dense substance supported by tannins with a fine grain of tannin, an extremely complex aromatic bouquet marked by notes of red and black fruits, sweet spices, violet, musk, humus and truffle. Persisting for a long time, it is the ideal ally for characterful dishes that it will support perfectly. We are thinking of a veal shank confit, a squash stuffed with chestnuts or a roasted Bresse chicken with morels. One thing is certain, this wine will sublimate festive moments.
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