Following a small harvest in 2015 and a catastrophic frost in 2016, Yann Bertrand decided to incorporate a micro-négociant approach into his family domaine. Yann’s goal for these wines is to collaborate with serious and passionate growers to support sustainable agriculture in the region and produce the same quality wines as those from the domaine.
La Côte de Besset
Sandstone and schist
Vines planted inTwo parcels 45 and 70 years (partially coplanted to Chardonnay)
Vineyard size1.3 ha
Altitude200m to 450m
Carbonic maceration around 15 degrees for a period of 15 days without manipulation. No added sulfites or added yeast. 0.5G total SO2 at bottling.
Elevage7 months in 225L barrels, which are at least 7 years old. Racked by gravity.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled unfiltered by gravity following the lunar calendar
Total production average5,000 bottles