France – Burgundy
Domaine Bertheau achieved world-wide recognition when Robert Parker ranked them on a par with Mugnier and Ponsot in his definitive book “Burgundy: a comprehensive guide’.
Based in Champbolle-Musigny they have Bonnes Mares Grand Cru and Amoureuses Premier Cru (the best premier cru in Chambolle), as well as other Premier Cru holdings equally as impressive–a blend of Baudes, Groseilles, Gruenchers, and Noirots.
A very hands-off winemaker, François Bertheau allows the wines to express themselves–there is very little manipulation, very little racking, very little new wood (only 10% in total), and each wine is left to evolve slowly in barrel.
These are classic Chambolles, emphasizing finesse, elegance, high-toned aromatics and silky textures. They typically drink well immediately upon release and remain balanced with ageing–their approachability should not be confused with shorter life spans because these wines age beautifully.
Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Charmes’
These wines from this producer are sold on allocation, please get in touch if you’re interested in getting an allocation