Mission Codename Vosne our hearts
“Exquisite reds.” - Forbes
We’re talking a Romanée-Conti neighbor vineyard here dear Operatives, Beaux Monts lies between two of the most famous Grand Crus on earth, Richebourg and Échezeaux both right along the Route des Grands Crus, which is basically the Champs-Élysées of Burgundy!
Ever envy deep cellared, deep-pocketed Burgundy collectors? Members of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, the supreme bacchanalian fraternity?
THIS is a glimpse of that life. Just a bottle of the most ‘affordable’ and comparable DRC will set you back easily 10 times this one. No joke. It does help when we haggle north of 40% OFF from the original price.
Bertagna goes back to the 12th century when the Cistercian monks of Cîteaux Abbey established what is now Clos Vougeot. Fast forward 8 centuries (cause who has all day?), to 1982 when the Reh family takes ownership, and the rebirth of this iconic Domaine and its invaluable holdings begins. Time and again, they have affirmed being part of the aristocracy that makes Burgundy the most heralded corner of all in the whole wide world of wine.
Mind you all Pinot fans across the board - thanks to the opulence of the vintage, along with the modern winemaking at Domaine Bertagna these days, these are some of the most fruit-forward reds in all of Burgundy. And that is both in purity AND intensity, while still fully displaying those subtle nuances of terroir that vary immensely on a micro-scale, even between sites in the closest proximity.
Highly limited as all top-of-the-line Burgundy sadly is.
94 Points – Wine Enthusiast
“From one of the Premier Cru vineyards that surround the cluster of legendary Grand Crus in Vosne-Romanée, this opulent wine is rich with perfumed red fruits, with hints of wood aging showing in the smoky character. Acidity gives freshness to a wine that needs to age. Drink from 2024.”
What the Winery Says
2016 Les Beaux Monts Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
- Director / proprietor
- Eva Reh
- Denis Rozat
- Head of vineyard
- Arnaud Lecoeur
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits
- Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru
- Vine age
- 80 years
- 18 months
- 50% new Burgundian oak