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Domaine Berrod, France

In Northern Beaujolais, in the heart of Fleurie, Rene Berrod and his children run their domaine on steep slopes with old vines aiming to produce wonderful Gamay wines full of elegance and delicacy, that epitomise what this land can offer.

The family efforts have been rewarded by international praise from both sides of the Atlantic, but this is not what drives Rene on. It is the desire to retain the link between the soil and the resultant wine, always striving to express his wondrous terroir in every glass he pours.

Viticulture

These Fleurie vineyards are situated on sunny southwest-facing slopes. The vines are on average 50 years of age. Ripening here is very early, and Berrod selects only perfectly mature fruit. The choice to hand harvest was based on quality as this allows the grapes to be selected and brought to the winery in the best condition thus less sulphur is required.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Parker characterises the wines as an "explosively fruity, rich, velvety Fleurie."
  • Ripening is very early, and Berrod selects only perfectly mature fruit.