Vougeot: Domaine Bertagna 'Le Village' Rouge 2018
A full, succulent red Vougeot from a tiny plot on the north-eastern side of the village. This elegant Pinot Noir grown on sandier soils is medium-light in body with an intense nose of sandalwood, ripe tomato, red berry fruit and spice with deliciously fine-grained tannins and lovely length and balance - it benefits from decanting.
Fragrant nose of redcurrant and raspberries with underlying earthy spice. On the palate, rounded and juicy cranberry flavours and fresh acidity balance fine-grained tannins, a touch of cedar and lingering length.
Overlooking the famous ‘Clos’ of Vougeot, Domaine Bertagna’s wines are farmed organically (not certified) and green harvesting takes place to ensure only the best fruit makes it into the final wine.
Serve with: A herb-encrusted rack of lamb.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Nuits|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for 5 to 10+ years from vintage.|
|Vinification||Farmed according to organic principles, strict quality control sees green harvests and de-budding to restrict yields and ensure the best quality of fruit. Hand-picked using small baskets, it is further sorted at the winery prior to maceration and pressing. Grapes are destemmed are used and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled vats. Matured in French oak barrels for 15 to 18 months.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
In the heart of Vougeot in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine Bertagna makes wine from 18 appellations including 5 Grand Cru sites, 8 Premier Crus, 2 Villages and 3 regional AOCs. Covering 21 hectares of highly-coveted vineyards (including several monopoles), it has been under the ownership of the Reh family from the Moselle in Germany since 1982. Eva Reh is the current incumbent, having taken over at the domaine in 1988.
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