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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Domaine de la Berthete Sensation 2009
Domaine de la Berthete Sensation 2009
(search item no. 111049)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $13.00

Winemaker's Notes:

A custom Cuvee for Bourgeois Family; a blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (25%), Carignan (20%), and Cinsault (5%) with 15% of the cuvee aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. With a profile of a baby Chateauneauf-du-Pape it can be served throughout the meal.
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About Domaine de la Berthete:

The Domaine was created in 1950 and has been owned since 1933 by Pascal Maillet and his family. Soon after graduation, Pascal, who majored in computer science, decided to settle in at the domain and make his own wine. He has since then planted new vines, along with the existing vineyards averaging 32 years of age (all traditional varietals from the area, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault), and invested in brand new equipment for the cellar in order to improve the vinification process. The estate practices sustainable farming, and because of the older vines growing on a calcareous clay soil, it yields wines that are highly fruity and aromatic, but also have a strong and tonic backbone.