Vougeot: Domaine Bertagna Premier Cru 'Les Cras' Blanc 2018
The historic village of Vougeot in Burgundy's Côte de Nuits is home to 11.7ha of Premier Cru vineyards with 'Les Cras' to the north of Vougeot's famous 'Clos'. Mostly known for reds, this rarer Vougeot 'Blanc' is similar to a Meursault in style with a little more fruit to back up stoney minerality, fresh acidity and typical Chardonnay stone-fruit.
The Vougeot blanc 1er Cru ‘Les Cras’ 2018 shows the trademark rich and generous style of the domaine; bursting with white flower, citrus fruit and grilled nuts on the nose, it shows a great balance of both density and freshness.
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.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Nuits|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for 5 to 10 years from vintage.|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested grapes are picked in small 20kg baskets and sorted by hand before a long and gentle pressing. Matured in 228L French oak Burgundy barrels for 12-16 months with 20-30% new oak before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
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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