Domaine Berthenet

Montagny 1er cru Saint Morilles

The east facing Les Saint Morilles is a tiny vineyard comprising only 1,19 hectares whose soil are rich in limestone. Vines are 35 years old. The estate respects nature with its policy of “lutte raisonnée” (sustainable viticulture). Grass is planted every two rows in order to avoid erosion. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks around 18°C. A pneumatic press is used in order to respect the berries and enhance the aromas of the “terroir”. The wine is aged during eleven months in stainless steel tanks in order to keep its’ freshness. This is the only Berthenet’s Premier Cru totally missing any oak treatment. Elegant and fresh fragrance, a delicate toasted note provides a charming burgundy nose. On the palate, it has a medium weight, a nice density and a perfect balance with everything in the right place. A very nice burgundy for moderate money.