Famille Bertrand

Yann Bertrand

 

Growing up in Fleurie, Yann Bertrand never thought he would become a winemaker. He briefly enrolled in commerce at a local university, and then travelled around the French Alps for a few years. When applying for local jobs, he noted that he was the son of a vigneron, and soon found himself working at wine bars and wine shops, surrounded by passionate wine geeks and artisan winemakers who often came to deliver wine themselves. Tasting wines in a new way, he began to ask himself some questions, and eventually decided that the metier of a winemaker would be interesting to him if he pursued it with the same passion as the role models he encountered.

Returning to the Beaujolais, Yann began to learn from the incredible circle of producers that he never knew before - including well known people like Jean Foillard and Yvon Metras, and also the behind-the-scenes guru Jacques Néauport (who was the quiet right-hand to the legendary Jules Chauvet). The entire Domaine of Famille Bertrand encompasses one 7.5 hectare vineyard which is mostly in Fleurie with a bit over the line in Morgon, and has vineyards are between 30 and 110 years old. His parents had been slowly moving in the direction of organic viticulture since they took over the family domaine in 1992, and in 2013, the entire vineyard was certified organic. Additionally, Yann took on 1.5 hectares to farm on his own using biodynamic principles and created two new cuvées d’exception made in the neo-Beaujolais style of his well-known neighbors.

 
With incredible speed and vision, Yann has given the family domaine a new name and a new direction and set rumors flying around the Beaujolais that he’s *the* young producer to keep an eye on.
— Josh Adler Paris Wine Company

Looking to buy wines from Yann Bertrand?  See what's available on the Paris Wine Company Shop.


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Fleurie Folie

100% Gamay from 30-60 year old vines grown on granitic sand. Organic farming. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration with native yeast and without SO2 for 10-15 days. 7-9 month aging ⅓ in 500 liter used demi-muids, and ⅔ in tank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgon Coup d’Canon

100% Gamay from 30-40 year old vines, grown on granitic shale. Organic farming. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration with native yeast and without SO2 for 10-15 days. 7-9 month aging ⅓ in 225 liter used barrels, and ⅔ in tank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgon Vieilles Vignes

100% Gamay from 60+ year old vines on granitic shale. Organic farming. Carbonic maceration with native yeast and without SO2 for 17-20 days. 7-9 month aging 225-liter used barrels.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleurie Vieilles Vignes

100% Gamay from 60+ year old vines grown on granitic sand. Organic farming. Carbonic maceration with native yeast and without SO2 for 17-20 days. 7-9 month aging 225-liter used barrels.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleurie Vieilles Vignes Cuvée du Chaos

100% Gamay from 80-110 year old vines grown on granitic sand. Organic farming. Carbonic maceration a froid with native yeast and without SO2 for 17-20 days. 7-9 month aging 225-liter in used barrels (minimum 10 years old)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgon Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Bio-Dynamite

100% Gamay from 80-100 year old vines.  Organic farming. Carbonic maceration a froid with native yeast and without SO2 for 17-20 days. 7-9 month aging 225-liter in used barrels (minimum 10 years old)