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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 to protect the environment. Our wines are certified "organic" from vintage 2021.

Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes Download PDF

The vine

  • Plot /climat

    Les Bressandes

  • History

    It is said that the plot, formerly an old quarry filled in and planted with vines, was given the name by 3 spinsters from the Bresse region; however, it is more likely that the name originates from "broussailles" (brushwood) or "broisse" in old French vernacular.

  • Soil

    Sandy and stony on a slope of 10 to 15% facing south-east.

  • Our plot(s)

    94a81ca planted in 1959, 1974 and 1998.

  • Age of vines

    • Planting date Surface
    • 1958 64a24ca
    • 1974 15a
    • 1998 15a57ca

The wine

  • Description

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

  • Taste

    It is forceful on the nose combining aromas of violets and black fruit and a delicately toasted sensation; at the start in the mouth it is full and rich, followed by deep fruitiness and then a slight saline finish.

  • Serving temperature

    15/16°C. It is recommended to decante recent vintages so as to enhance the aroma.

The vintage

  • 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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