Yann Bertrand - 2022 OH! Beaujolais Supérieur

2022 OH! Beaujolais Supérieur

Variety
Gamay
Region
Beaujolais, France
Volume
750ml

Yann Bertrand’s philosophy is simple; attain the most beautiful balance possible for the soil, as a soil with good equilibrium will produce a grape that represents the terroir where it is grown. Les Bertrand is 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. The estate wines from these appellations are uniquely different even though all the vines are in the same area. The complexity found i...Read More...

Yann Bertrand’s philosophy is simple; attain the most beautiful balance possible for the soil, as a soil with good equilibrium will produce a grape that represents the terroir where it is grown. 
Les Bertrand is 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. The estate wines from these appellations are uniquely different even though all the vines are in the same area. The complexity found in the vineyard is demonstrated through these different cuvees. The fruit is manually harvested and sorted. In the cellar vinification is cold carbonic and semi carbonic maceration (approximately 30% juice) at 10-12 degrees with natural yeasts in large concrete vats. Bottling is done in Spring according to the moon, all wines are un-fined and unfiltered. 2022 was a big year for Yann, purchasing his own cellar a few kilometres down the road near Morgon. The cellar at Grand Pre was shared with his cousin. The estate is now 9 hecatres under vine, 7.5 in production, and it marks 10 years since taking over the estate from his parents. Sourced from 2 parcels: a 1 hectare site in Corcelles (lieu-dit Javernieres) and a 0.75 hectare plot, Lancie, a little further north, both in Morgon. Vines aged between 40-80 years of age on granitic soil with coarse sand. 2022 saw a portion (25%) elevaged in old barrels. Crushed raspberries, musk, roses, incredibly bright nose. Fluid and with fruit snap. Berry compote, white pepper, cherry and the finest of tannins. Saline. Complex yet easy drinking and delicious. - Liz Carey, Importer. 

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