Berthaude Chateauneufs Under $30!!!

23 Aug Berthaude Chateauneufs Under $30!!!

Maison la Berthaude is another Rhone producer we’ve been hot on for a while, initially for their ridiculously fairly-priced Chateauneuf “Tradition.” The Vieilles Vignes Reserve is another beautiful estate wine that over-delivers with tons of dark fruit and rich earth notes. Both are from the excellent 2015 vintage, one for the history books.

2015 Berthaude Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Tradition”
On Sale $22.99
The young and diligent Xavier Rolin is a 5th-generation winemaker. His family domain is based in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in a district called Berthaude, thus the name Maison la Berthaude. Xavier’s family owns nearly 100 acres, with approximately half in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a little less in Côtes du Rhône, and some in IGP production. The estate’s vineyards span over 72 individual parcels, each with its own distinct reflection of terroir. The blend on the Cuvee Tradition reflects the soil combination of “cailloux” (river stone) & sandy soils-85% Grenache & 15% syrah. The blend is then vinified & aged in cuve (used barrels). This is a special cuvee upon the importers request to showcase the intensity of fruit achieved by the winemaker. Bold & juicy black currant & raspberry intertwined with garrigue, olive tapenade and stones; really plush in the middle and a driving, spicy finish.
Craig Baker, importer

2012 Berthaude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Reserve
On Sale $29.99
This intriguing cuvee from Mason la Berthaude offers black currant jam on toasted brioche. There are profound notes of garrigue to be found here, along with olive and stones. The wine presents a firm structure and does not want for length. The young and diligent Xavier Rolin is a 5th generation winemaker. His family domain is based in the village of Chateaunef-du-Pape, in a district called Berthaude, thus the name Maison la Berthaude. Xavier’s family owns nearly 100 acres, with approximately half in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a little less in Cotes du Rhone, and some in IGP production. The estate’s vineyards span over 72 individual parcels, each with its own distinct reflection of terroir.
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