Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet

Producer

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
France
Fixin, Cote de Nuits, Bourgogne

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet 70000 bottles in the cellar
Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet Specialities: Red wine

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet has belonged to the original Fixin family for seven generations. Today, Amelie Berthaut is at the helm and together with her husband manages 16 hectares of vines, mainly in the Fixin area, but also in Gevrey-Chambertin and Vosne-Romanée. Amélie believes so much in the potential of Fixin and its unique terroir that she proposes 5 different labels from the area. Like all great winegrowers, Amélie insists that the most important work happens in the vineyards and in working the soil.

In a region so deeply steeped in tradition, it is exciting to discover the great work of Amelie, who is able to raise wines to new levels of quality and pleasure. The daughter of Denis Berthaut and Marie-Andrée Gerbet, she came to the company after studying agro-enological engineering in Bordeaux and spending a lot of time making wine with Agnes Henry at Domaine de la Tour du Bon in Bandol, before returning home to the family estate in 2013.

"Bien faire vaut mieux que dire"

So says an inscription dating back to 1693 on the lintel of the entrance door to the cellar. Doing well is better than talking, and Amelie together with her husband seem to have taken this ancient teaching literally. Two very good winemakers who, with humility and seriousness, offer a range of solid and vivid wines that are extremely territorial and uncompromising.

Organic farming and in the cellar only spontaneous vinification strictly in cement with the use of stalks up to 60% of the mass, a delicate extraction is sought with pumping over carried out until the end of fermentation and very little punching down done with the feet. 

Due to a very cold cellar the end of fermentation is very slow and this allows the wine to mature very calmly, the wines thus retaining all the aromas of the grape for wines of rare complexity.

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet