Vougeot Rouge "Le Village"
100% Pinot Noir
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 in the commune of Vougeot, just below the small village, le Village is literally Domaine Bertagna’s backyard. Soils are a blend of limestone rock and marly, mineral clays, with excellent 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. Prefermentation cold maceration is followed by alcoholic fermentation at 28°C, with malolactic fermentation in barrels. Only natural yeast from the grapes is used and the wine is manually punched down and left to ferment in tanks for 21 to 28 days. The wine is aged in French oak barrels (33% new) for 18 months.TASTING NOTES
On the nose, clean aromas of small red berries, humus and liquorice. In the mouth, well structured, dense, fluid, and tasty. This wine goes well with barbecued meats, egg dishes such a quiche or omelets, wild game, and a variety of roasted vegetables.AGING
The wine is aged in French oak barrels (33% new oak) for 18 months.