2017 Berthaut-Gerbet Bougogne les Prielles Rouge

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2017 Berthaut-Gerbet Bougogne les Prielles Rouge

"Amélie Berthaut's emergence as one of Burgundy's rising stars by now needs no reiteration, but the quality of her 2017 portfolio demonstrates that the plaudits she has received are amply justified. Uniting the vineyards of the Domaines Denis Berthaut and François Gerbet, this enterprise now encompasses some 16 hectares, with Amélie's fiancé Nicolas Faure overseeing the vineyards. The Berthaut cuvées, always excellent but decidedly sturdy and structured in their youth, are now suppler and more accessible while retaining the structure to age. The cuvées that hail from the Gerbet vineyards, which were less well farmed, are making tangible progress too, as their soils are worked and chemical treatments are reduced or eliminated—progress evident in the wines' enhanced vitality and completeness, even in the generous 2017 vintage. With a cellar well-stocked with used barrels, Amélie's use of oak is also increasingly judicious. In short, all the stars are aligned at this address, and readers shouldn't hesitate to seek out the wines. And I'll add that it would be a mistake to neglect the superb Fixins at the expense of the grander appellations from Vosne-Romanée." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate, January 2019

From a one hectare parcel planted in 1980, just at the border of village level Fixin with a deep limestone soil and marl. It's destemmed and fermented in cement. Aged for 18 months in barrels (no new oak).  The “Les Prielles” vineyard is located in Fixin and was planted in 1980. It produces an easy-going fruit forward Bourgogne.