Pierre & Bertrand Couly

Pierre & Bertrand Couly

Brut Crémant de Loire Cabernet Franc Rosé

Slightly underripe strawberry, white mushrooms and herbs. Mousse is abundant but not so fine or persistent. Not much from the lees — 3 years ago

Pierre & Bertrand Couly

Saint Louans Le Parc Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Fruity and fresh but with that cabernet franc velvety thing.
Will go well with pork chops
— 7 years ago

Pierre & Bertrand Couly

La Haute Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 2013

Not sure Cabernet Franc gets much better than this — 9 years ago

Domaine Bertrand

Les Fouillouses Julienas Gamay 2019

This is one of the wines we brought back in our trunk from our visit to the domain that traveled 2000 km.
Very fun cherry nose, with a note of kirsch, the hay thing and a bit of a flowery thing too (violet?). The palate is well made and textbook good Beaujolais. Strong acid backbone, nice cherry note all along, lively mouthfeel that turns into a nice layer of pointy tannins. The finish is fruit forward and lasts for a bit. Very good effort. Pay a visit to Maryse, Jean Pierre and Julien in Charentay if you can.
— 3 years ago

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Pierre Bertrand

Premier Cru Brut Champagne Blend

A very classical & classy Champagne, full of green apples, lemon & lemon zest and brioche, with a touch of marcipan. Balanced, lower on the dosage with nice depth, fine froth and good length. A benchmark and highly enjoyable.
1/3 of each PN, PM and Ch from Cumières and Hautvilliers.
— 4 years ago

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Pierre & Bertrand Couly

Chinon Rosé Cabernet Franc 2014

Chinon rosé in Chinon is a good reason to be alive — 8 years ago

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Domaine Bertrand

Beajolais Blanc Chardonnay 2020

Domaine Bertrand, Beaujolais blanc 2020.

This bottle was bought 8 days ago in the winery in Charentay, where we enjoyed an outstanding tasting with Maryse and Jean Pierre Bertrand who told us everything about their different crus and cuvées and how they are transitioning to an organic product (the white is certified organic already, their other red crus will be in 2022 and 2023). I strongly recommend paying them a visit when in the area, they are great hosts and they make good solid wines.
This one is no exception and I would have placed it 30km north blind around Mâcon. Superb and delicate nose with white flowers, lemon and a tiny touch of yellow fruits (that reminded me of Mâcon), super strong acid backbone with a power drive, nice lemony touches all along, a good mid palate with width that powers up a long fruity, zesty finish. This is very good stuff!
— 3 years ago

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Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 1976

Walked up to the top of this vineyard to see the 100+ year vines. Was privileged to taste the 1970 and the 1989 vintages with Pierre and Bertrand Couly. 1970 held its own and showed the terroir well next to the muscular 1989. — 6 years ago

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Gérard Bertrand

Cuvée Thomas Jefferson Crémant de Limoux Brut Chardonnay Blend 1998

Pierre Morey, Bourgogne Aligote France 1998 17.90

C mm gold, thin wash legs, long c rim

C m p sulfur leads but clears in 30min lemon pith, dried verbena, white rose, wax

D, mpa but mellowed, soft, ma 12% slight viscosity, m body, plump little core

Mi soft lemon curd, vanilla powder, wax long long long length of unsweetened lemon cream pie. Vg 4 of 5 drink now or in the next 2 years, lovely, still knifelike when paired with a pumpkin sauce, and fresh squash ravioli
— 9 years ago