Domaine Berthenet is a family-run domaine on the hillsides in Montagny, currently led by Francois Berthenet who took the reins from his father Jean-Pierre in 2009. The family has been growing grapes for approximately four centuries but it wasn’t until 1974 that they purchased their first hectares to plant parcels of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The domaine has 20 hectares of sustainably farmed vines on clay and limestone soils, which especially gives tension and weight to their whites.
The grapes for this Bourgogne Pinot Noir come from parcels in Buxy and Bissey-Sous-Cruchaud.
Each plot is harvested at optimal maturity in order to have the best balance. The grapes are macerated and fermented for 12 days. Punching down and pumping over stages takes places to extract the aromas and tannins. Part is aged in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and the other part in oak barrels.
This cuvée reveals a bouquet of small red fruits on the nose: raspberry, wild strawberry, blackberry. On the palate you will be seduced by this wine – morello cherries and blackberry fruit with round and melted tannins.