Amélie Berthaut took over the family domaine in 2013.
She believes that great wines are made in the vineyard. Hard work, invested in the vineyard year round pays off. Amélie puts her words into action, the tiny parcel of Echezeaux is being taken care of by: "the only person that could meet my exacting standards – which is me!”.
The vineyards are cultivated in a natural way, without the use of herbicides. All grapes arriving to the domaine go through careful sorting making sure nothing but perfect grapes gets into the fermenting vats. Amélie chooses not to pump the destemmed grapes into the vats, everything is done gently by gravitation.
The estate covers 18 hectares, mainly in Fixin, but also Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne Romanée and Flagey Echezeaux. The wines are all from controlled appellations and 90% are red. They are investing a lot of resources in new equipment, such as a new vibrating sorting table and replacing concrete vats with stainless steel ones.
The vines are cultivated with respect for the environment. The wines are vinified and aged in a non-interventionist way. As the inscription of 1693 above the door of 9 Rue Noisot says: "Bien faire vaut mieux que dire" - a rough translation of which is "judge me by my actions, not by my words".