|Grape/Varietal : Gamay||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Beaujolias||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2015||Natural Factor: Organic|
Growing up in Fleurie, Yann Bertrand never thought he would become a winemaker. He briefly enrolled in commerce at a local university, and then travelled around the French Alps for a few years. When applying for local jobs, he noted that he was the son of a vigneron, and soon found himself working at wine bars and wine shops, surrounded by passionate wine geeks and artisan winemakers who often came to deliver wine themselves.
Returning to the Beaujolais, Yann began to learn from the incredible circle of producers that he never knew before - including well known people like Jean Foillard and Yvon Metras, and also the behind-the-scenes guru Jacques Néauport (who was the quiet right-hand to the legendary Jules Chauvet). The entire Domaine of Famille Bertrand encompasses one 7.5 hectare vineyard which is mostly in Fleurie with a bit over the line in Morgon, and has vineyards are between 30 and 110 years old. His parents had been slowly moving in the direction of organic viticulture since they took over the family domaine in 1992, and in 2013, the entire vineyard was certified organic. Additionally, Yann took on 1.5 hectares to farm on his own using biodynamic principles and created two new cuvées d’exception made in the neo-Beaujolais style of his well-known neighbors.
This cuvee made of 100% Gamay showcases aromas of red cherries, raspberry coulis, strawberry jam, yeast and a touch of volatility. The palate has sharp acidity, decent concentration, ripe and round tannins, and good length. We love it!
Pairs Well With:
Herb and citrus roasted chicken
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