From clay-limestone soils, this Pinot is made by 100% de-stemming, mostly pump-overs with some punch-downs, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tank. It is then aged for 13 months in barrel, which is 30% new oak.
Amelie Berthaut has recently burst onto the wine scene after taking over her mother and fathers domaines and inheriting an enviable list of vineyard plots. The bulk of those are based in Fixin, an almost forgotten village just south of the infamous Gevrey Chambertain. She took over at the young age of 25 and has taken the domaine on in her stride and is making some spectacular wines.
Domaine Berthaut has been a family winery for at least 7 generations. Amélie, daughter of Denis Berthaut, settled on the family farm in 2013 after studying agricultural engineering and oenology in Bordeaux. Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet was born, bringing together all of the vines of Domaine Berthaut and part of the vines of Domaine Gerbet.
In 2017, Nicolas Faure, Amélie's husband, joined the estate as cultivation manager, after having learned his skills at JL Chave, Domaine de la Romanée Conti and Domaine Prieuré-Roch.