Wine Domaine Bertagna, "Clos St. Denis" Grand Cru, 2011, 1.5 L
The wine is a beautiful ruby color with a purple hue.
Taste the wine a rich, structured, with notes of dark berries, spices, light oak nuances, rounded tannins and elegant acidity. The finish is long, complicated.
The distinctive aroma of the wine reveals notes of red and black berries, complemented by hints of spice and toasted oak.
The wine goes perfectly with veal (braised or in sauce), fried or stewed lamb, chicken dishes, turkey, venison, Asian dishes and cheeses that have distinctive taste. Also, the wine will make a good pair of fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus and mushrooms.
Wine was born on the unique vineyards of Clos Saint-Denis in the village of Moret-Saint-Denis, to date, the highest status of Grand Cru. This area carries echoes of religious history, reminding the modern generations about those ancient times, when the land belonged to religious orders. It is thanks to their hard work and diligence of the first vines were planted and later presented the world delicious wines. Vineyard Clos St. Denis forever etched in the history of the Christian name of a martyr of the third century - the bishop of Paris Saint Denis, perpetuating his feat in centuries.
Burgundy - one of the five oldest wine regions in the east of France, with a total area of about 40 000 ha, consisting of many small vineyards, tightly adjacent to each other. Fundamentals of winemaking here has laid the monks, being the owners of the vineyards near the beautiful monasteries, as well as the highest nobility of Burgundy (Duke of Burgundy). It has long been in the region special attention paid to the terroir wine. Tandem marly limestone-granite soils, climate and skills polukontinentalnogo viticulturists began guarantee of exquisite quality and unique style of Burgundy wines.
Red wine Clos St. Denis Grand Cru is made from Pinot Noir. The berries are collected and sorted by hand and tested the slow natural fermentation. In the future, it must be placed in new French oak barrels where is kept for about 18 months.
Domaine Bertagna, founded in 1940 by Claude Bertani - a Frenchman who came from Algeria, now owned by the family of the famous wine-Gunther Reh, who own several other wineries in different parts of the world. The estate is located in the small town of Vougeot, in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, Burgundy.
Domain Bertani owns vineyards with a total area of 24 hectares, with 23 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir, 1 hectare placed under Chardonnay. The vineyards are located in the domain appellasonah 25, of which 5 - Class Grand Cru, 7 - Premier Cru and one monopole vineyard - Vougeot Premier Cru "Clos de la Perriere". Basically small areas located in Côte de Nuits, and only two vineyards - in the Côte de Beaune.
Prior to 1999, chief winemaker Domain Bertani was Roland Mass, who is now chief winemaker of the famous "Hospices de Beaune". In his place, Eva Reh-Sidle invited the young Claire Forrest, who has worked on many farms California, South Africa and France. Claire spent some modifications in the process of wine production: first of all, to reduce the use of new oak barrels to 50% for wines Grand Cru and bonuses, and up to 25% - for the usual regional wines. Now the winery is equipped with the latest technology. Team work only women winemakers producing soft fruit wines, to which they bring part of his warmth and soul. More than 80% of the wines are exported to other countries, the rest is sold to private individuals in France.