Wine Domaine Bertagna, "Les Dames Huguettes", Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits, 2012
The wine is pure ruby color.
Taste of wine is fresh and elegant, with light tannins and a long enough berry aftertaste.
The combination of notes of cherry, mint and herbal tones gives wine a refined and pleasant aroma.
The wine should be served with meat and cheese.
Wine "Les Dames Huguettes" is made from Pinot Noir grapes grown on the vineyard of the same name, "Le Dame Yuget" total area of 5.75 hectares. After hand-picking the berries are double selection in the vineyard and in the winery. During the Cold maceration must fermentation at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C and a secondary malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. 30% of the wine is aged for 10-12 months in new French oak barrels.
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. Vineyards domain are 25 appellations 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 vineyard and only two - 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 conventional 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.