2011 Bertheau 1er Cru Chambolle Musigny

The buzz on this producer is almost deafening! Located in the highly desirable village of Chambolle Musigny, Bertheau his reaching new heights and making a ton of noise on the web. The holdings make Bertheau in line to be a star, but what he's accomplishing in the cellar is what really elevates him above the rest. Keep the good times rolling! Produced from 4 different, incredible Premier Cru vineyards (Groseilles, Baudes, Noirots and Gruenchers) that together are only one single hectare, the production here is tiny. Allen Meadows gushed of this wine saying "There is a seductive texture to the marginally bigger middle weight flavors that possess fine depth and excellent persistence. Again, classic Chambolle." You can't go wrong with this! "Domaine Bertheau in Chambolle-Musigny can be summed up by two words - typicity and focus. Their work, as in all great domaines, starts in the vineyards, all of which are located in the village of Chambolle. Bertheau's holdings would make any lover of great Burgundy drool. Not only does he have Bonnes Mares Grand Cru and Amoureuses Premier Cru (the best premier cru in Chambolle), but his other premier cru holdings are equally impressive - a blend of Baudes, Groseilles, Gruenchers, and Noirots. All of these parcels are very close together and Bertheau harvests them and vinifies them together, giving the wine spectacular complexity. Les Baudes happens to be located just below Bonnes Mares. A very hands-off winemaker, François Bertheau allows the wines to express themselves - there is very little manipulation, very little racking, very little new wood (only 10% in total), and each wine is left to evolve slowly in barrel. These are classic Chambolles, emphasizing finesse, elegance, high-toned aromatics and silky textures. They typically drink well immediately upon release and remain balanced with aging - their approachability should not be confused with shorter life spans because these wines age beautifully." - Importer [+]