Bertrand - 2018 Fleurie Coup de Foudre
"From 50 to 70 year-old vines, 17 to 20 days maceration, 8 months elevage in old barrels plus age followed by an additional 11 months aging in bottle prior to release. Wild strawberries and anise, decant this wine to fully open the aromas. A flicker of blood orange, the fruit on the palate becomes more lifted with morello cherry. Maintaining its Fleurie elegance yet with structure and a mineral drive, highlighting this is a mere baby that would benefit the patience of cellaring. The tannins are powdery fine with salivating acidity and fruit bouncing along the spine.
The Bertrand estate was established in the 1950s by Louis Bertrand, located in a special part of Beaujolais called ‘Grand-pré’. A section that straddles the crus of both Fleurie and Morgon, rich in sandy granitic soil. Bertrand produce estate wines which are uniquely different even though all the vines are in the same area (farmed biodynamically). The complexity that can be found in the vineyard is demonstrated each year through these different cuvees." – Importer notes
Variety Gamay || Region Beaujolais, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml