Bourgogne Les Croix Blanches
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 1982 and since 1988 has been managed by Eva Reh.
With 18 diverse climats across the region, comprising a total of over 42 acres, five of which are Grand Crus and seven are Premier 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.
This vineyard is located in the Nuits-Saint-Georges township; the 1.8h plot thrives in clay limestone soil. Vine density: 10,000 stocks/ha; Guyot pruning style.WINEMAKING & AGEING
After strict pruning and a mid-season green harvest to control yields, the grapes are hand-picked in small 20 kg cases and then hand-sorted at the vineyard and the winery to ensure only the finest grapes are selected.
The grapes (with stalks) are pressed slowly and gently, followed by a cold maceration for 48 hours. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
40% of the wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in oak barrels, the remainder in stainless steel.
Soft and fruity, with aromas of fresh and dried fruit. Long, juicy finish. Pairs well with fish, white meats and poultry, and goat cheese.