Wine of the Year #2: Ian's Pick
2019 Berthaut-Gerbet Bourgogne - Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Posted by Ian McFadden

For my wine of the year, I choose to focus on a red Burgundy that offers jaw-dropping value.

Without a doubt, Berthaut-Gerbet's 2019 Bourgogne - Hautes Côtes de Nuits is the greatest red Burgundy value that I've encountered in many years. 

photo of bottle of 2019 Berthaut-Gerbet Bourgogne - Hautes Côtes de Nuits

I love Burgundy of all stripes, but finding truly compelling examples under the $45 mark is extremely rare. 

At as low as $31.95, Berthaut-Gerbet's Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes de Nuits encapsulates so much that makes Burgundy special for me. Beyond this, it is a wine of utter joyfulness.  If this wasn't my wine of the year, it would certainly be a "back up the truck offer." 

Berthaut-Gerbet's 2019 is about texture and purity above all else. It's a beautifully articulate wine with a buoying undercurrent that makes red Burgundy so unique. There's bright fruits and an earthy minerality that are beautifully interwoven. The overall presentation is one of refinement.

Since her first vintage, I’ve been seriously impressed with Amélie Berthaut’s wines. She’s quickly establishing Berthaut-Gerbet as one of Burgundy’s most exciting estates. In 2013, at just 25 years old, Amélie Berthaut took over the majority of her mother and father’s separate estates to form Berthaut-Gerbet. Her wines immediately created a major stir.

The 2019 Berthaut-Gerbet Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes de Nuits shows just how skillful Berthaut's winemaking is. Making a wine this satisfying at this level is an extraordinary accomplishment. It's a pleasure to offer this as my wine of the year. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Burgundhound: "A beautifully fresh nose is comprised by notes of ripe yet cool red berries that are trimmed in enough earth to notice. The delicious and well-detailed middle weight flavors possess very good verve and a subtle salinity before concluding in a seductively textured, balanced and lingering finale. This isn't super-complex but at this level, this is more than just good."

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