The Domaine François Bertheau is based in Chambolle Musigny in Burgundy, and has been managed since 2004 by François who represents the fifth family generation of the company, born in the late 18th century.
His style is based on the centrality of representing the soul of Chambolle Musigny, the municipality in which all his parcels reside. Bertheau wines concern the territory of origin through the elements that concern the classic school of Chambolle Musigny wines: elegance, refinement, aromaticity. The Bertheau family has remained faithful to the centuries-old methods of wine-growing Burgundy, the style is traditional, conceived until 2003 the wines of Domaine Bertheau used bottled by hand.
There are just under 6.5 ha of the particles of this Domaine with plants of about 50 years and only five of the wines on offer: Chambolle-Musigny, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru which is a cuvee of different structures located on different 1er Cru of the municipality which are then vinified together, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes, the prestigious wine of lovers Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoreuses, and finally the jewel of the house, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, which is half deployed on the terraces, half on the white terraces.
The yields in the vineyard are very low, about half of the maximum consents from the specification, where the franc has intervened in a limited way, as indeed it does in the cellar: few decanting and very little new wood: all its wines except the base product ferment in steel and concrete for 14-16 days, including undergoing 18 months of aging in oak barrels of which only 20% is new wood, all these interventions are aimed at letting them miss the original characteristics as much as possible to represent at best the terroir of origin. These are the vineyards that speak through its wines: they express the intense aroma typical of the Chambolle-Musigny terroir with an incredible spicy bouquet where hints of incense, together with a floral note like violet and small red fruits where we recognize wild strawberries and more, blend and a sharp minerality that gives life and a complex and harmonious balance.
In this case, expressing an elegant youthful femininity that brings them closer to a sort of purity, they are minerals, cutting, naked and pure, whose readiness to drink must absolutely not be bizarre in English, we are in Burgundy and the wines considered magnificently! We are faced with a champion in Burgundy, a Domaine, that of François Bertheau, without compromise, like his wines in which it is found in all respects in the municipality of Chambolle-Musigny.