Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts is a delightful vineyard, and as global warming progresses it seems like vineyards like Petits Monts improve and perhaps produce even more delicate and intense wines.
One of the largest owners of Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts is Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet who now have a large part of the vineyard, as the have taken over a large part of the holdings of the old Gerbet estate in Vosne-Romanée.
In my book the Petits-Monts is a lovely wine .. a wine of refinement and delicacy … lets take a closer look at the Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet plots!
Wine and people
Amélie Berthaut has taken over the vineyards of Domaine Berthaut in Fixin from her fathers side, and 2/3rds of the vineyards from Domaine Gerbet in Vosne-Romanée from her mothers family.
In total a very fine vineyards portfolio and a great basis for creating a tremendous new estate including Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot, Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots and Les Petits-Monts.
Domaine François Gerbet – the origin of Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
In 1947 François Gerbet, a native of the Pyrenees, settled as a winemaker with the few vines of his wife Suzanne Sirugue, whom he knew from 1944 when Vosne Romanée was released. The Gerbet family is related to the Sirugue family in Vosne-Romanee, as Suzanne Gerbet – born Sirugue, is the sister of Robert Sirugue. The Sirugue family is also a large owner of Les Petit-Monts.
Two of François Gerbet three daughters continued the work at the estate already from 1972 and took over the Domaine Francois Gerbet estate from 1983.
Over the years the two sister acquired small parcels of prestigious vines like Clos Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée “Les Petits Monts”, Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “The Suchots” as well as the 1er cru Chambolle-Musigny The Plants.
Amélie Berthaut – new generations
Amélie Berthaut, the only daughter of Marie-Andrée and Denis Berthaut (Domaine Berthaut in Fixin) took over first from her father and then most of the vineyards of Domaine François Gerbet.
In recognition of the maternal grandfather of Amelie, the estate was renamed – including the Gerbet name – using the name Domaine Berthaut Gerbet since the year 2015.
Marie-Andrée and Chantal stopped vinification with the 2014 vintage, but are still keeping the wine shop in the centre of Vosne-Romanée – just opposite the Church.
By Amélies side is now her fiancé, Nicolas Faure, who has taken over as vineyard manager at Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet from the fall of 2017,
Vosne-Romanée Les Petits-Monts
Petits-Monts is a medium size 1er cru – in total 3.67 ha – located above Richebourg – going from the top of the grand crus to the top of the hill – see map below.
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