Olivier Bernstein Premiers & Grands Crus

Olivier Bernstein has established himself as a new star in Burgundy in a very short period of time. His range focuses on six grand crus from the Cote de Nuits: a trio of Gevrey-Chambertin, specifically Charmes-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Beze; along with Clos de Vougeot, Bonnes Mares and Clos de la Roche.

Bernstein comes from a family of music publishers, but left a promising corporate career to study oenology in Beaune. After working harvest at Domaine Rouget, he moved to Roussillon to found his own Domaine, Mas de la Deveze. He returned in Burgundy in 2007 to establish a negociant business. He now manages the vineyard work for all but one of his sources and has managed to buy two of the vineyards he has worked with since the start: Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux and Mazis Chambertin.

These vineyards follow the common thread of old vines more than 80 years old in the Mazis. The barrels are made to order by master cooper Stephane Chassin, who comes to taste the new vintage before deciding what type of toasting will suit each individual wine. The 1er and Grand Cru wines are matured in new wood from the start. This takes place in the new Bernstein headquarters, some marvellous reconditioned old cellars in the heart of Beaune.     

Website

www.olivierbernstein.com/

Country

France

Region

Burgundy

Appellation

Grands Crus, Clos Vougeot, Clos de la Roche, Charmes Chambertin, Chambertin Clos-de-Beze, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, Bonnes Mares, Mazis Chambertin


Wines from this Winery


Olivier Bernstein Gevrey Chambertin Villages

Bernstein’s Gevrey-Chambertin is beautiful and explosive in the glass. Dark blue and black Gevrey fruit, sweet spices, licorice and mint notes emerge with tons of energy and pure exuberance. This is a gorgeous village-level Burgundy loaded with class, energy and personality. Layers of fruit build to the rich, seamless finish. 

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¥23,000