2019 Yann Bertrand Julienas Beaujolais 750mL
Region: Julienas - Beaujolais, FRA
The Bertrand estate was established in the 1950’s by Louis Bertrand, located in a special part of Beaujolais called ‘Grand-Pré’. This section straddles the crus of both Fleurie and Morgon and is rich in sandy granitic soil. Now helmed by Louis’ son, Yann, whose philosophy is to attain the best balance possible for the soil, as soil in equilibrium will produce grapes that best represent the terroir. The complexities of the vineyard are demonstrated through each cuvee. These are pure wines that speak earnestly of time and place.
14 to 18 days maceration; elevage for 8 months in 225 litre barrels of 7 years+ age
‘The best Julienas from Yann yet, perfumed and expressive of violets and Portello with a flinty edge. A wine of structure and balance, it dips between prettiness and fruit to tannins, all backed by a level of freshness that keeps you going back for more.’ - Notes from Liz Carey, Vivant Selections