Clos Béru Monopole 2010
The Clos Béru is a unique parcel enclosed with a wall dating from the 13th Century built in order to isolate the very unique
geology of this terroir. It is located in the heart of the village of Béru. The dominantly limy and rocky soils were formed during the Kimmeridgian period. The Clos Béru lies on a beautiful hill facing south, southwest.
The vines are in average 30 years old. The pruning system is Guyot double shoot. The plantation density reaches 6500
plants per hectare. After a conversion to organic viticulture, the domain has now chosen an orientation towards biodynamy.
The soils of the Béru hill are among stoniest terroirs of Chablis and are located above 300m of altitude. The Clos Béru is fully
plowed with horse.
Date of harvest
Vinification and Aging
The grapes were harvested by hand, in small 10 kilos crates, when fully matured. The harvest was pressed directly with a
pneumatic press at low pressure. The musts are fermented in old oak barrels without fining and filtration and aged during 18
months. The short distance between the vines and the cellars, and thanks to the attention brought at each step of the
winemaking process, very little sulphur was needed. The wines are bottled without any fining or filtration.
The vintage 2010 was a very good year in Burgundy and Chablis in particular producing some very nice concentrated,
balanced and golden grapes. It's also a small vintage in terms of volume, due to important rain falls during the flower season.
The Clos Béru Monopole 2010 is characterized by a very nice complexity, lots of structure and a high minerality. It expresses
the typical flintiness and traces of iodinated lime. This wine has an only personality and easily recognized.