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Producer : Denis & Didier Berthollier
Region : France (France), Savoie (France)
Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, White Meat
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Producer||Denis & Didier Berthollier|
|Region||France (France), Savoie (France)|
|Style||Smooth and silky reds|
|Grapes||Gamay, Pinot Noir|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, White Meat|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$395.40|
The Bertholliers are of strong wine-making tradition: growers, owners and winemakers for several generations. Brothers Denis and Didier cultivate 10 hectares of vines on the southern slopes of the Savoyard in Chignin, located ten kilometers from Chambery. Their great-grandfather, Louis Tissot, founded the farm in 1850.
Their grandfather Marius maintained a mix of farming and livestock, in addition to vines. His daughter Monique then took over and married Alexis Berthollier - Denis and Didier’s father - himself the son of winemaker. They abandoned polyculture to devote their activity fully to the vines. Alexis father, Victor Berthollier, who was winemaker at Aprement, was probably the first winemaker to bottle Savoyard wine for the mass-market in 1970! Denis and Didier harvest, vinify and do the bottling themselves at the domain. They have eliminated the use of insecticides and fungicides in all their vines and ceased the use of weed-killer since 2008, enabling grass to grow in the rocky slope vineyards. They use only naturally occurring, indigenous yeasts and very minimal SO2. Their wines have a pureness and finesse among the best of the Savoy region.
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