PULIGNY MONTRACHET

2022 Levrons Domaine Berthelemot

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Puligny Montrachet
ABV 13%
Vineyard Levrons

I have never written ‘cheap Puligny’ in my life, but this wine ducks in under £50 all told and has more character and energy than many wines twice its price (Puligny is a particularly messy village in this vintage, with many wines wearing sky high pricing coupled with chunky, short, blocky flavours). This secret little star in 2022 is clean, refreshing, elegant, and made with genuine care. Rating: 17.5 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jan 2024)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.

Domaine Berthelemot

Domaine Berthelemot is the creation of Brigitte Berthelemot, who is, by all accounts, something of a tour de force. Brigitte has, in a very short space of time (starting in 2006), knocked together a domaine of 15 hectares, spread over 45 parcels.

The basis of this spread was Domaine Garaudet in Pommard, but then they also took over Domaine Allexant. Charles Allexant was a bouilleur de cru (distiller of marc) who went round the villages plying his trade and who knew the Côte well, and also the vignerons for whom he distilled. In 1957 he bought a first vineyard in Volnay, and others followed, so that he built up a patchwork from Gevrey to the Côte Chalonnaise.

The final piece of the jigsaw was the purchase of Domaine Marey in Pernand.

The whole domaine is worked organically and they are just finishing the conversion so that they will be certified from 2021.

The vinification is overseen by Brigitte's son Thomas, after he worked alongside cellarmaster Marc Cugney (who has now retired) for a number of years. The reds are picked into small cases in which they are transported to the winery - and vinified in stainless steel after a 4 day cold maceration. Extraction is gentle and mostly by remontage. The wines then go into barrel with a maximum of 20% new wood. The whites are pressed, and after a short débourbage, are put in tank, where they begin their fermentation. Once the fermentation is under way, they are moved to barrel, with a maximum of 25% new wood.

The domaine is certified organic since the 2021 vintage

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