Yann Bertrand Beaujolais Superieur Oh! Ricotte 2020
Century-old vines at the edge of the Fleurie village, just over the AOP border. It’s a 60 year-old, 1.5ha parcel belonging to a local retired vigneron who admires Yann’s wines and wanted him to work with the fruit. Granite soils. Cold carbonic, élevage in concrete tanks, .5g SO2 added before bottling.
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 métier of a winemaker would be interesting to him if he pursued it with the same passion as the role models he encountered.