2019 Yann Bertrand St. Amour 'Les Bambins' 750mL
Region: St. Amour - 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 where it is grown. The complexities of the vineyard are demonstrated through each cuvee. These are pure wines that speak earnestly of time and place.
17 days maceration; rested for 8 months in 225 litre barrels of 6 years+ age
‘Shy on the nose initially, this opened beautifully with air, soft herbs and cherries. There’s a plumpness to the fruit, with sage and marjoram, a mineral core peppered with pepper. Incredibly focused, graphite, fine grippy tannins, elegant and long.’ - Notes from Liz Carey, Vivant Selections