This 1.1 hectare vineyard has been farmed with biodynamic principles since 2013.
The vines range from 50-100 years and are planted on sandy grantic soil with a pink vein.
Elevage in old barrels and Demi-muds of white and red wine origin, for 7-9 months
This jumps out of the glass, raspberries and sun kissed cranberries. The tannins are fine, the palate is long, precise and salivating. A wine of finesse yet complexity
The Bertrand estate was established in the 1950’s by Louis Bertrand, located in a special part of Beaujolais called ‘Grand-pré’
This area straddles Fleurie and Morgon, rich in sandy granitic soil. The estate has a line of schist running through the property, and in comparison to other vineyards of Fleurie, theirs are 80% more sandy.
In the early 90’s the estate was split between Louis’s two sons.
Yann Bertrand, whom has just last month celebrated his 30th birthday, took over from his parents Guy & Annick in 2013.
The establishment of working the vines in organics began in 2005 with certification taking place in 2013.
Three of the 7.5 hectares are worked in accordance with biodynamic principles.
Yann has implemented a 10 year plan, monitoring the vineyard health and soil life for these parcels farmed in Bio, with the idea to convert the remaining hectares in a few years.
2018 was a good growing season in Beaujolais producing disease free healthy grapes.
This harvest produced good yields, the first time in three years for Bertrand.
Yann saw similar maturity to 2015 and as such he began harvest earlier, wanting to maintain the freshness and acidity the grapes were expressing
All fruit is manually harvested and sorted. In the cellar fermentation is 100% carbonic maceration with natural yeasts in large concrete vats.
Depending on the cuvee, resting occurs in old barrels and demi-muds for 6-10 months.
Bottling is done in Spring in accordance with the moon.
All wines are unfined and unfiltered