Clos Bertineau 2015 (Red)
We couldn't resist. We had to open the bottle made by renowned winemaker Philippe Nunes during the photoshoot.
Born in Libourne, France to Portuguese parents whose life and work revolved around the grape vines, Philippe Nunes seemed destined to be a winemaker even as young boy for he loved pruning and obsessively studied how best to do it. He would go on to spend twenty years learning and training in the Médoc, getting a oenology degree at the Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology and leaving his mark at Châteaux Cheval Blanc, Margaux, Chasse-Spleen and Clos l’Eglise.
Despite his achievements and accolades, becoming a sought after winemaker, Philippe Nunes still harboured a dream to produce his own wine in an appellation he loved. In 2005, this finally became a reality when he acquired Clos Bertineau in Montagne Saint-Emilion. Two years later, he established Oeno-Lab a scientific laboratory that goes further into "the quest for purity and balance in the soils and wines."
“Wine is made in the vineyard. You need to feel those vines to understand. Only this noble communion between the work of a winegrower and the soil is what reveals the gifts of nature.”
- Philippe Nunes, Owner & Winemaker of Clos Bertineau 2015
So in your bottle you will find that Nunes' technical expertise combines with his intuition, honed by years of experience among the vines, producing one of the best wines you could ever buy.
Nicely lifted, displaying pretty floral and sweet-savoury notes of plum and walnut that add character to the 100% Merlot, this bottle is one of the more distinctive wines from the famed Montagne Saint-Émilion region. Sweet tobacco, dried cherry, mint and herbs add shades of nuance and after 5 years of aging in the bottle is absolutely perfect to drink now.
In your case, a triumph of:
One (1) Bottle of Clos Bertineau 2015 (an incredible year for Saint-Émilion wines- we suggest buying three so you can drink one now, drink one later, drink one next year at today's prices)
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