Clos Bertineau Merlot
It feels like Burgundy with this Montagne-Saint-Émilion! It is born from a pretty plot located between several houses, a confidential space, a closed which measures 38 acres and gives less than 2000 bottles each year. The soil is clayey-sandy on the surface and clayey in depth, with the only grape variety being a Merlot planted at 8,500 vines per hectare for yields of 40 hectolitres per hectare. After manual harvesting, the traditional and demanding vinification takes place in thermoregulated stainless steel vats before aging for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels that are 1/3 new. You will find in this intimate cuvée a fine and elegant palate, melted tannins, toasted notes, fullness, character. Alongside the 2009, a success as is often the case with this vintage, Bernard Burtschy has chosen the 2010, supple, fruity and tannic.
Very fruity, generous and elegant on the nose. Dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee as well as small notes of blackberry, cassis, hints of violet and a toasted touch. On the palate is fruity, mineral and offers a small freshness. Tannin are well built with good length.
Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Light pasta, Cigar