CHÂTEAU CHALON DOMAINE BERTHET BONDET 2016
The Savagnin harvest takes place in October, two weeks after the Chardonnay harvest.
The grapes are harvested manually, crushed and pressed. The juice is decanted then left to ferment. At the end of these fermentations, the wine is racked and put into oak barrels for a period of at least six years and three months. These 228 liter barrels are stored in cellars characterized by their dry atmosphere and their temperature differences between winter and summer. During these six years the barrels are not completed. We say that they are not "oiled", that is to say that we do not add wine to compensate for evaporation as is done every week in Burgundy.
A veil of specific yeasts then develops on the surface of the wine which will work slowly in the darkness of the cellars and give this wine its own character which will make it one of the premier vintages of France.
The only grape variety used to make Château-Chalon wine, as with all yellow wines, is Savagnin, the old synonyms of which are, among others, naturé or fromentin.
Its origin is poorly known. From a botanical point of view, it is close to Klevener d'Heiligenstein grown in Alsace and belongs to the Traminer group. Also the legends reporting a Hungarian or Spanish origin have never been taken seriously. Some texts suggest that savagnin was already cultivated in the XNUMXth century.
It is characterized by an erect habit, an embossed and downy leaf on its underside, small grains, with thick skin, resistant to rot and allowing late maturation.
CÔTES DU JURA LA POIRIERE DOMAINE BERTHET BONDET 2019
Grape Chradonnay 100%
This cuvée, Côtes du Jura Blancs, comes from a single grape variety. The 30-year-old vines age on an iridescent marl soil. Vinification is traditionally carried out by topping up. The wine is certified Organic Agriculture.
CÔTES DU JURA RED TRIO DOMAINE BERTHET BONDET 2016
Made from 45% of trousseau, 45% of poulsard and 10% of pinot noir, this wine is characterized by its lightness and complex aromas between red fruits and animal character. It can be kept for 5 years and must be served at 14 ° on cold cuts, smoked meats, grilled meats or dishes combining salty and sweet (white meat and cooked fruits for example).
CÔTES DU JURA UNDER SAIL DOMAINE BERTHET BONDET 2018
Grape Chradonnay / Savagnin
These wines are aged for two years in 228L oak barrels, the containers never being filled. (Under veil)
Through evaporation, the level drops in the barrel and a veil of yeast forms on the surface of the wine which protects it from direct oxidation and gives it very specific aromas.
Côtes du Jura Savagnin Domaine Berthet Bondet 2018 75 cl
Made from the Savagnin grape variety alone, this wine is aged for three years in barrels under veil. Often less opulent than the traditional, it combines finesse and character. It will reveal itself better after a few years, its aging can be twenty to thirty years. The food and wine pairings can be those of Tradition or those of Château-Chalon.
DOMAINE BERTHET BONDET STRAW WINE 2018
The blend of Chardonnay, Savagnin and Poulsard grape varieties can vary from one year to another depending on the yield and health status of each grape variety. Likewise, the duration of drying - on racks and in the attic - and the date of pressing can vary depending on the initial richness of the grapes. A duration of 3 months is the most common. After aging for three years in barrels, the wine obtains its structure and is based on a balance between 14 to 15% alcohol and 90 to 100 grams of residual sugar per liter. The wine then develops a rich aromatic palette mainly on dried and jammy fruits: grapes, apricot, quince...