Bourgogne Blanc Hautes Côtes de Nuits
The historic Domaine Bertagna once belonged to the Cistercian monks, famous for founding the Clos de Vougeot in the 13th century. The estate’s cellars and vineyards are located in the heart of the village nearby the Château and its ancient Chapter House. The winery has been owned by the world-renowned Reh family since 1985 and is managed by Eva Reh-Siddle. With 18 wonderfully diverse appellations across the region, 12 of which are Premier and Grand Crus, Bertagna is among the top ranking Domaines in Burgundy. A desire for perfection and emphasis on quality, coupled with significant investments in technology and vineyard management, result in some of the region’s most compelling wines. Domaine Bertagna is perhaps best known for its elegant, silky red wines, but it also produces one of the world’s rarest white wines – Vougeot 1er Cru Blanc “Les Cras” from the Côtes de Nuits.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Situated within the commune of Nuits-St.-Georges, above Château Grisin and the upper hills beneath Meuilley. The soil is stony with good drainage.
After strict pruning and a mid-season green harvest to control yields, the grapes are hand-picked in small boxes with hand-sorting at the vineyard and the winery to ensure only the finest grapes. Pre-fermentation cold maceration is followed by alcoholic fermentation, with malolactic fermentation in barrels and stainless steel tanks.TASTING NOTES
A bright, white gold color. Floral aromas of white flowers (hawthorn and honeysuckle). The palate is fresh, with a nice, clean and well-balanced minerality.
This wine is excellent with sushi, Thai food, Chinese food, seafood, and fish with a classic beurre blanc sauce.AGING
Aged 60% in three year old French oak barrels and 40% in steel tanks for 10–12 months.