Importer notes from Kermit Lynch:
"A very hands-off winemaker, François Bertheau allows the wines to express themselves–there is very little manipulation, very little racking, very little new wood (only 10% in total), and each wine is left to evolve slowly in barrel. These are classic Chambolles, emphasizing finesse, elegance, high-toned aromatics and silky textures. They typically drink well immediately upon release and remain balanced with aging–their approachability should not be confused with shorter life spans because these wines age beautifully."
Their parcel of Les Charmes 1er Cru is less than 2 acres in total size, with vines averaging 40-45 years old. Take note that the Domaine, formerly known as Domaine Bertheau while under the stewardship of Pierre Bertheau, has since been renamed as Domaine Francois Bertheau following the passing of the torch from father to son.