Domaine Denis Berthaut

It`s discoveries like this one that make our job so exciting. Tasting for the first time at Pierre Duroché and Maxime Cheurlin (Georges Noëllat) provided the same buzz and here, tasting in quiet cellars in downtown Fixin with 26 year old Amélie Berthaut, that sense of potential was really evident. Amélie has taken over from her father from the 2013 vintage onwards but at the same time has inherited vines from her mother`s domaine in Vosne-Romanée. It`s a lot to take on board in one go but she seems unfazed by the situation, in fact she seems excited by both the opportunity that has presented itself and the potential of the vineyards she has gained. She has already changed some of the practices her father adhered to and whilst respecting his work, will make further changes and adaptations where necessary. Her father made wines that needed time but her methods should ensure more aromatic pleasure in youth and more sophisticated tannins, thus allowing for earlier drinking. Blessed with great vineyards and the relish of youth Amélie is definitely one to watch. Neal Martin had the same positive experience when he tasted there in December. `There were just elements within these wines that felt `right`. Amélie herself perhaps still lacks a bit of confidence, but she has that intangible notion of the `touch` coupled with a bit of gumption. With two strong burgundy specialists in the USA and the UK (that`s us!) distributing Berthaut`s wines, I bet this could become one of the go-to domaines in the not too distant future.`

Winemaker: Amélie Berthaut

Hectares: 14 hectares

Grand Cru.Echezeaux 1er Crus.Gevrey Chambertin `Lavaux St Jacques`Gevrey Chambertin `Les Chazetiers`Fixin Les ArveletsVillages.Vosne RomanéeVosne Romanée `Les petits Monts`Gevrey Chambertin Clos des ChezeauxFixin `Le Crais`Fixin `En Combe Roy`Fixin `Les Clos`Côtes de Nuit villageRegionales.Bourgogne `Les Prillieres`Bourgogne `Hautes Côtes de nuits`



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