Vougeot, Burgundy, France

Domaine Bertagna

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Domaine Bertagna harvest team

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Inaugural Release
October 14, 2021

Domaine Bertagna harvest team

Our soil has its own history. I am only its guardian for one lifetime, taking care of our fascinating terroir

Eva Bertagna, Proprietor

These are quality wines worth seeking out that don't seem to have gotten much notice in the U.S.

Ken Vastola, Fine Wine Geek

About Domaine Bertagna

Domaine Bertagna has one of the most storied histories in Burgundy, with ties to the incredible vineyards of the Cotes du Nuits dating back to the 12th century. The estate and cellars are next to the Chateau Clos de Vougeot, founded by Cistercian monks and established in 1110. The domaine as it is known today was founded by Monsieur Bertagna in the 1950s and has been owned by the Reh family since the 1970s. The Reh family has continued to increase the holdings of this historic property and grow the acclaim for the winery across the globe.

The Reh family is actually from the Mosel in Germany – a family of growers and vignerons that spans generations. Today, Bertagna is managed by fifth-generation Eva Reh. It was Eva’s grandfather, a wine professional and Francophile, that purchased his first vines in Burgundy in 1954 and brought the family’s interests to France. Eva’s father took the family’s passion for Burgundy one step further with the purchase of Domaine Bertagna in 1982. They refurbished and grew the estate’s cellars and manage the Chapter House, which sits just steps from Clos de Vougeot.

Today, Bertagna is among the top domaines in the region, working in 18 diverse appellations across Burgundy, including 8 Premier and 5 Grand crus. The Domaine is most known for their iconic bottlings of 4 Pinot Noir Grand Crus – Chambertin, Clos Saint-Denis, Corton, and of course their next-door neighbor Clos de Vougeot. In addition to their world-renowned bottlings of Pinot Noir, the domaine is also recognized for their Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne and Vougeot 1er Cru Blanc ‘Les Cras’, one of the world’s rarest white wines.

Under Eva’s direction, Bertagna strives for perfection and emphasizes quality, leveraging significant investments in technology and vineyard management. This balance between the traditions of these historic Crus and modern thinking has created some of Burgundy’s most compelling wines. As Eva will tell you, her interest lies in every part of the wine’s process, from vine-growing to sales. Her attention to detail starts in the vineyard, supervising hand-harvesting in every parcel and an intense selection process that starts with green harvesting through sorting in the vineyard and cellar. With each bottling, her mission is to emphasize the purity of fruit and expressing the individual terroirs that make each of their wines unique.

With a wide selection of cuvées from across some of the most sought-after parcels in Burgundy, Bertagna is an excellent domaine to follow to truly understand the diversity and distinctive nature of each appellation and vineyard they produce. Subscribers to the exclusive Domaine Bertagna U.S. mailing list will have the opportunity to access some of the rare wines they produce from their top Premier and Grand Cru sites, direct from the domaine.

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Overview

Location: Vougeot, Burgundy, France

Year Founded:  1982

Owner(s):  The Reh Family

Winemaker/Chef de Cave:  Denis Roziat

Chef de Vigne:  Arnaud Lecoeur

Release Schedule:  Varies

Cultivated Area:   17 hectares (42 acres)

Viticulture:  Organic and sustainable

Topography:  Hillsides

Soil Type:  Limestone with clay

Annual Production:  ~70,000 bottles

Varieties Cultivated:  Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

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