Serious 2015 and 2016 Burgundies from Domaine Bertagna. Save 15%. In Stock Now

Serious 2015 and 2016 Burgundies from Domaine Bertagna. Save 15%. In Stock Now

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Seriously good Red Burgundies from 2015 and 2016. Built to cellar!
 
One of the things I love about Burgundy is that nothing stays constant. Domaines rise and fall. However, in recent years more are on the rise than decline as estates gather knowledge from far afield, often by way of their travel-wise children. Quality (and prices) continue to rise but prices still look reasonable when compared to First-Growth Bordeaux.
I have been drinking Burgundy for around 35 years. I have a snapshot in my mind about many producers based on their efforts of 10 or maybe 20 years ago. I am pleased to say I am often wrong. The new generation, or perhaps simply a new winemaker, has breathed life into many a domaine. 
Bertagna Perriere Gate I have to say Domaine Bertagna fits into the latter category. We happily added the domaine to our portfolio a couple of years ago. The 2016's have arrived and we now have a selection of wines in stock from the twin vintages 2015 and 2016.
The domaine has a fine portfolio from generic Burgundy, through a clutch of top Premier Crus to five Grand Crus. 
Today we present the wines at a 15% discount. Please be mindful that the extreme frost of 2016 has meant quantities of wines are severely reduced. 

Don't miss some great wines like the Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2016.

Clos St-Denis Grand Cru 2016
Normal Price $458.95
Special $389.95
10 bottles left

Bertagna Denis Label
Bettane and Desseauve:
One of the 10 Best French Wines of the Year!
The most profound Clos St-Denis of our tasting in a vintage particularly favourable to this climat. Very dark fruit, structure, huge power and mouthfeel with a most complex finish. Incredible breed - a lot to experience - an undeniable success in 2016. 19/20

Darren Harris:
 
Very dense red-purple. An enticing nose of bright, fresh fruit, with much spice and a touch of graphite. The palate is multi-layered with deep fruit flavours and more spicy elements. Intense but not heavy. There is oak but it is coated by such tremendous fruit that the impression is of silkiness. Balanced and precise with a tangy citric note that Bertagna (and indeed most Clos St-Denis) shows every vintage. From 50 year old vines and built to age. My favourite wine at Bertagna (again).

Corton Les Grandes Lolieres Grand Cru 2016
Normal Price $442.95
Special $376.50
10 bottles left

Bertagna Corton Label Darren Harris: 
A 0.25 hectare parcel. 100% new oak. Deep purple. Spice, smoke, liquorice, cherry, blueberry and a lot of minerals. Masses of extract. A strong, but not heavy wine, with sinewy and very long tannins. The Corton Les Grandes Lolieres is something of a forgotten gem in the Bertagna portfolio. It has a lot to offer for those willing to forget it in the cellar for a decade. A great followup to the magnificent 2015.

Vougeot 1er Cru Clos de la Perriere Monopole 2016
Normal Price $239.95
Special $206.95
13 bottles left
Bertagna Vougeot Perriere label Darren Harris: 
A monopoly of the domaine measuring a substantial 2.2 hectares in size. The vineyard is surrounded on three sides by Musigny, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses and Clos Vougeot. Complex nose displaying wild strawberry, violets and an array of spices and herbs. Multi-layered with an enticing note of musk in the background. Texturally interesting with a long, refined finish displaying minerals and fine grained tannin. This is always one of the most intellectual wines at Bertagna that seems to combine a little of the three serious vineyards that surround it.

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss: This vineyard, wholly owned by the producer, lies next to the north end of Clos de Vougeot. Old vines and low yields give the wine a dense texture. The ripe, smoky character is dark, firm and needs several years more aging. Drink from 2024. 93 Points

Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeot 2016
Normal Price $239.95
Special $206.95
20 bottles left

Bertagna Petit Vougeot label Darren Harris: Alongside Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses, Bertagna own a sizeable 1.26 chunk of Les Petits Vougeot. Deep red. Nose of red fruits, smoke, minerals with a touch of vanilla spice and liquorice. There is a very appealing roundness to the palate which carries to the long and full finish.

Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2015
Normal Price $229.95
Special $195.50
3 bottles left

Bertagna Beaux Monts Label
Darren Harris: 
Extremely deep colour. Rich and powerful nose of black cherry, violets, spice and Asian tea. Sleek and rich in the mouth with excellent definition and significant muscle. Complex fruits and spices mingle with florals and dusty new oak (the wine saw 50%). Persistent and long with a mineral-infused spine and fine-grained tannins. This is a serious wine that is built to cellar.

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss: 
From one of the grandest premiers crus, this wine is dense and rich. With great fruit tones and finely integrated wood, it is complex, beautifully balanced and shows great intensity. The juicy red fruits are shot through by firm tannins that will soften as it matures. Drink from 2025. 94 Points
 
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2016
Normal Price $239.95
Special $206.95
23 bottles left

Bertagna Beaux Monts Label Darren Harris: 
From a 0.92 hectare holding. Deep colour. Spicy Vosne nose with cherries, violets and considerable five spice. Complex and multi-layerd with floral elements alongside the spice. Sleek and concentrated in the mouth with excellent presence. Finishes extremely long with the discreet but present tannins buried beneath the fruit. Very good indeed.

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss: From one of the premier cru vineyards that surround the cluster of legendary Grand Crus in Vosne-Romanée, this opulent wine is rich with perfumed red fruits, with hints of wood aging showing in the smoky character. Acidity gives freshness to a wine that needs to age. Drink from 2024. 94 Points

Fine Wine Geek: They own 0.92 hectares (2.27 acres) in this vineyard which is near Echezeaux. Grapes are 70% destemmed. They do a controlled fermentation for at least 3 weeks. This wine is aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, for 15 to 18 months.] More muted nose. Really rich, long, and complex. Great potential. Recently went through malo. So intense and extracted. Needs a lot of time. 10 years, I think. 94-95 Points

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers 2015
Normal Price $229.95
Special $195.50
14 bottles left
Bertagna Murgers label Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss
This young, richly structured wine comes from a vineyard to the north of the town of Nuits Saint-Georges. It is powered by spice and toast from wood aging that are balanced by the ripe red-plum fruits and acidity. The combination is going to produced an impressive, foursquare wine as it ages. Drink from 2024. 93 Points

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers 2016
Normal Price $239.95
Special $206.95
4 bottles left

Bertagna Murgers label Darren Harris: 
Bertagna own 1 hectare of the total of 4.89. 30% whole bunch, 50% new oak. Very deep purple. Nose of black cherry, plums and woody spice. Complex and deep with that delightful mix of Nuits and Vosne that Les Murgers typically displays. Powerful, dry and structured.
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Plantes 2016
Normal Price $239.95
Special $206.95
2 bottles left

Bertagna Chambolle Plantes label Darren Harris: Les Plantes is alongside the 1er Cru Les Charmes. Bertagna have 0.23 ha. 100% destemmed, 50% new oak. Saturated purple in colour. An expansive nose with more width than Les Village. The palate is quite closed with cool red fruits and mineral notes. This needs a bit of time in bottle to blossom but has the makings of a serious Chambolle 1er Cru. 

Fine Wine Geek: More open in the nose than the 2012. Complex, expansive in the mouth. Very open and giving now. Will likely shut down. Should be delicious in 4-6 years or so. 92-93 Points
Chambolle-Musigny Le Village 2016
Normal Price $151.95
Special $128.95
20 bottles left

Bertagna Chambolle Village Darren Harris: From a single parcel in the lieu-dit Le Village which adjoins the 1er Crus Les Feusselottes and Les Carrieres. Old vines - 2/3 are 70+ years old. Deep red-purple. Very lifted aromatic nose with spicy red fruit. The palate displays the same character with minerals and spice and a wonderful freshness. Good weight. Finishes long with a little tannin on the end. The old vines ensure that this is always a high class Villages Chambolle.

Haute Cotes de Nuits Dame Huguettes 2015
Normal Price $54.95
Special $46.70
9 bottles left
Bertagna Huguettes label Darren Harris: Located in the commune of Nuits-St-Georges this vineyard has a reputation for high quality Hautes Cotes de Nuits. Medium colour. Intense nose of red fruits with considerable depth and power. Rich and gravelly on the palate. Drinks well above its appellation. Well worth a look as it is priced at below many generic Bourgogne which deliver far less bang for your dollar.

To view and purchase the wines on line click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email tracey@grandmillesime.com.au. All wines are in stock. Mix and match as you please.
 
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Darren 

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Cacheux Jacques
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Domaine Jacques Cacheux 2016 Vosne-Romanee 
3-Bottle Pack

There is nowhere in Burgundy where demand exceeds supply more than in Vosne-Romanee. Finding wines is not easy, and in a great year like 2016, when production was tiny, it becomes even more difficult.
 
Domaine Jacques Cacheux is just 7 hectares in size but their holdings include a fine selection of Vosne-Romanee vineyards which they make with an elegant hand. Their holdings include an unique array of lieux-dits and this afternoon we are pleased to present a 3-Bottle Pack of the 2016's.
 
Each Pack comprises 1 bottle each of the following single vineyard Vosne-Romanee:
 
Vosne-Romanee Les Genavrieres 2016
Vosne-Romanee Les Ormes 2016
Vosne-Romanee Aux Reas 2016
 
I have not tasted the wines but I expect they will be aromatic and very stylish in the Jacques Cacheux style. They are always refined and lovely to drink.
We only have 8 Packs left.

The Price per 3-Bottle Pack is $365.00

To order email tracey@grandmillesime.com.au.

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Domaine Philippe Cheron Dinner
Tuesday 22 October at Pope Joan
In the late 1930's, Paul Misset, Philippe Cheron's grandfather, acquired parcels of vines in the Vougeot and Nuits Saint Georges communes. Not being a wine-grower, he entrusted their management to tenant wine growers in Vosne-Romanée. Starting with these original parcels, Paul Misset's grandchildren, two generations later, have built up a wine domaine which today covers 5 hectares, spread over the Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne Romanée, Chambolle Musigny and Clos de Vougeot appellations.

The domaine's winery and cellars are located in the historical centre of Nuits Saint Georges. The vaulted 19th century cellars allow the wines to be aged in perfect conditions and the modern, efficient winery has recently been totally refurbished.

After working as technical director at Domaine Jean-Claude Belland in Santenay, Philippe Cheron took over the family estate in 2011. A trained engineer, he studied at the wine university in Suze la Rousse before gaining important experience making wine in the Rhône valley and then Burgundy. To round off this experience, he also took an agricultural training course at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune.

I have had the pleasure of tasting at the domaine for a few vintages and starting with 2015 we decided to import the wines of this small domaine. I have experienced Philippe's growing expertise and seen how successive vintages how become more spectacular. His Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers 2016 was one of the most stunning wines I have ever tasted from barrel.

Being only 5 hectares in size this is a domaine that does not produce a lot of wine. In small vintages the quantity becomes even more restricted. Factor in low cropping old vines and we see production can be as little as just two barrels - less than 600 bottles for wine aficionados across the globe.

This dinner features 11 wines from Domaine Philippe Cheron from the 2016 and 2015 vintages. It includes the once-only Chambolle-Musigny Tirage 3096 Bottles 2016 - a product of the hail that ravaged Chambolle-Musigny in 2016 and necessitated the production of just one Chambolle cuvee that vintage, the outstanding Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers 2016, the first vintage of this wine following the return of vineyards to the domaine, and the Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2015 from vines in the climat of Les Hautes Baudes.

We'll also compare Vosne-Romanee Les Barreaux, Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees and Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet from 2016 and 2015.

The menu and wine list:
 
Scallops, prawn & lovage
Chambolle-Musigny Tirage 3096 Bottles 2016 
Chambolle-Musigny Clos de l'Orme 2015 
Chambolle-Musigny Les Quarante Ouvrees 2015 
 
Cured Kingfish, gin pickled kohlrabi & creme fraiche
Vosne-Romanee Les Barreaux 2016
Vosne-Romanee Les Barreaux 2015
 
Slow cooked, forequarter lamb shoulder with herbs and mustard
Dutch carrots with honey, almond dressing
Leaf salad with lemon dressing
Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees 2016
Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees 2015
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet 2016 
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet 2015 
 
Cheese
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers 2016
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2015

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Pope Joan, Sofitel Forecourt
45 Collins St, Melbourne 3000
Cost: $199.00 Per Person

To book on line click here.

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The Premier Crus of Nuits-St-Georges. 12 Different Vineyards from 2016
Tuesday 12 November at South Press

A trek throught the Premier Crus of Nuits-St-Georges
 
We often speak about the different sections of Nuits-St-Georges and how distinct they are. With no Grand Crus (at least for the moment) the commune relies on 41 Premier Crus for its reputation. 
 
These vineyards fall into three sectors. At the far south, in Premeaux-Prissey, are ten Premier Crus. In my opinion these are in general the least interesting wines. They can be lean and tannic and much care is required to ensure the wines remain balanced.
 
The second sector is just south of the village of Nuits-St-Georges. The wines produced here are rich and powerful. They are naturally tannic but have the fruit weight to ensure balance is not an issue. Les St-Georges and Vaucrains have applied for elevation to Grand Cru status. In good vintages there is a valid argument. Time will tell.
 
At the far north on the Vosne-Romanee border are the third group. The wines here are finer and more aromatic combining characteristics of Nuits and Vosne. These are popular and quite charming with more spice than the vineyards to the south.
 
In Nuits-St-Georges, perhaps more than anywhere else, a knowledge of the vineyards is worth its weight in gold.
 
Our Premier Crus of Nuits-St-Georges 2016 Dinner features 12 different vineyards from these two top sectors. The wines come form 4 different producers. It is quite a superb array of wines. To view a map of the vineyards of Nuits-St-Georges click here.
 
The dinner will be at Southpress in South Yarra. We only have 12 seats available so please book in quickly.
 
The wine list (arranged from north to south):
 
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2016
Domaine Bertagna Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers 2016
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Champs-Perdrix 2016
 
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots 2016
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Argillas 2016
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Rue de Chaux 2016
 
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Crots 2016
Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers 2016
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets 2016
 
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Poulettes 2016
Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2016
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains 2016
 
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: South Press, 27 Toorak Road, South Yarra, 3141
Cost: $199.00 per person

To book on line click here.

 

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