Domaine de la Côte de Berne
More than Nouveau
La maison des vendangeurs (Harvester's House) well preserved at the domaine
In 1870 Laurent Sandrin, the first winegrower of the Family, moved to Blacé in Beaujolais and produced the first Cuvée, starting a long story of winemaking in the Family. His son decided to take over the estate but the war was on France's borders and he was sent to the frontlines in 1915 to repel the Germans. During an assault, he receives shrapnel on his face and loses an eye, so he was repatriated and was able to resume his family's activity. It is "thanks" to this event that the history of the Family has been able to continue. Today, Rémi is the 5th generation of winegrowers in the family and takes care of the family estate which now represents 17 hectares.
Even more than Nouveau
Does Beaujolais make white wine too? Yes! t represents ~2% of the overall production
At Domaine de la Côte de Berne, the vines are spread over several crus in Beaujolais, such as Brouilly, Juliénas, Moulin à Vent or Morgon. Some vines are in very old age (up to 80 years old) and mostly harvested by hand. The vat room is also ancient with some concrete vats dating back to 1900. Tradition is in the spotlight in this family domain and they pass it on to their wines.