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Yann Bertrand Morgon Dynamite MAGNUM
£62.18

Yann Bertrand

Yann Bertrand Morgon Dynamite MAGNUM

Country: France 
Region: Beaujolais
Grape: Gamay
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 150cl 
Alcohol: 12.5% 
Vintage: 2018

From the very first sip we have been hooked on Yann’s wines. Working alongside parents Guy and Annick he has taken the region by storm since returning to the family vineyards. Yann is mentored by Jacques Néauport who was Jules Chauvet’s right hand man and is inspired by the movement that Jules and Jacques started.

Yann is incredibly driven by his work in the vineyard, the Gamay vines are very old, and he works hard with manures to keep the vineyard healthy. Whenever we’ve visited someone has to track him down in the vineyard somewhere. In the cellar the grapes are cooled before a very long cool slow carbonic maceration with no additions. It is heart breaking that in both 2016 and 2017 virtually every grape was lost to either frost or hail. Consequentially we have had to wait quite some time for Yann to have any wine for us but we are happy to be patient.

When tasting with him in 2017 he wrote in the bottom of my notebook “Le temps ne respecte pas ce qui se fait sans lui,” which roughly translates to “time does not respect what is done without him.”

Below you see the results of the patience on both our parts, Yann has a bright future and is one of the most thoughtful people in the world of wine. He knows our love for magnums so in most cases we have more magnums than bottles.

'Dynamite' is from 80-100 year old vines (some of the oldest vines that Yann has), farmed organically. The grapes are chilled overnight before full carbonic maceration with indigenous yeast, with no added SO2. Fermentation typically takes between 17 and 20 days. The wine is then moved to 225 litre old barrels (all of which are a minimum of 10 years old).

PRODUCER NOTES

From the very first sip we have been hooked on Yann’s wines. Working alongside parents Guy and Annick he has taken the region by storm since returning to the family vineyards. Yann is mentored by Jacques Néauport who was Jules Chauvet’s right hand man and is inspired by the movement that Jules and Jacques started.

Yann is incredibly driven by his work in the vineyard, the Gamay vines are very old, and he works hard with manures to keep the vineyard healthy. Whenever we’ve visited someone has to track him down in the vineyard somewhere. In the cellar the grapes are cooled before a very long cool slow carbonic maceration with no additions. It is heart breaking that in both 2016 and 2017 virtually every grape was lost to either frost or hail. Consequentially we have had to wait quite some time for Yann to have any wine for us but we are happy to be patient.

When tasting with him in 2017 he wrote in the bottom of my notebook “Le temps ne respecte pas ce qui se fait sans lui,” which roughly translates to “time does not respect what is done without him.”

Below you see the results of the patience on both our parts, Yann has a bright future and is one of the most thoughtful people in the world of wine. He knows our love for magnums so in most cases we have more magnums than bottles.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

'Dynamite' is from 80-100 year old vines (some of the oldest vines that Yann has), farmed organically. The grapes are chilled overnight before full carbonic maceration with indigenous yeast, with no added SO2. Fermentation typically takes between 17 and 20 days. The wine is then moved to 225 litre old barrels (all of which are a minimum of 10 years old).