Wine Domaine Bertagna, "Clos St. Denis" Grand Cru, 2011
Wine beautiful ruby color with a purple hue.
Taste wine 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 toasty oak.
Wine perfectly matched with veal (braised or in sauce), fried or stewed lamb, chicken dishes, turkey, venison, Asian dishes and cheeses having rich flavor. Also, the wine will make a good pair of fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus and mushrooms.
Wine was born on unique vineyard 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 modern generations about those ancient times, when the land belonged to religious orders. It is thanks to their hard work and efforts of the first vines were planted later gave the world the delicious wines. Vineyard Clos St. Denis forever imprinted in its history the name of the third century Christian martyr - bishop of Paris Saint Denis, perpetuating his feat in centuries.
Burgundy - one of the five oldest wine regions in the east of France, the total area of about 40 000 ha, consisting of many small vineyards that are firmly connected to each other. Fundamentals of winemaking here has laid the monks, being the owners of vineyards near the monastery, as well as the highest Burgundy know (Duke of Burgundy). It has long been in the region special attention paid to the terroir wine. Tandem marly-limestone granite soils, climate and skill polukontinentalnogo winegrowers became 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 is slow natural fermentation. In the future, must be placed in new French oak barrels, where the aged 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.
Bertani domain owned vineyards with a total area of 24 hectares, with 23 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir, 1 hectare put on 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, there are small areas in Côte de Nuits, and only two vineyards - Côte de Beaune.
Prior to 1999, chief winemaker Domain Bertani was Roland Mass, who is now chief winemaker famous "Hospices de Beaune". In his place, Eva Reh-Seeley invited the young Claire Forrest, who has worked on many farms California, South Africa and France. Claire had some modifications in the process of wine production: first, to reduce the use of new oak barrels to 50% for wines and Grand Premiers Crus, and up to 25% - for the usual regional wines. Now the winery is equipped with the latest technology. Team work winemakers only women, producing delicate fruity wine, they bring warmth and part of his soul. More than 80% of the wines are exported to other countries, the rest is sold to private individuals in France.