Producer wine
Château de Béru

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Chablis

PRODUCTION :

Athénaïs de Béru

The Béru family has owned the historical Château de Béru domain for 400 years.

Until the philloxera crisis, when all the vines were uprooted, at the beginning of the 20th century, the domain used to rely solely on the wine for its revenues. It was only in 1987, that the Comte Éric de Béru, out of passion for wine, undertook to replant the entire vineyard, and in particular, the famous Clos Béru.

His wife, Laurence and their daughter Athénaïs are now running the domain. They have invested considerable means to improve the production quality and give a fresh start to the domain. These tremendous efforts and the choice to adopt organic farming are beginning to bear fruits, and are noticeable in the vintages that have been vinified by Athénais and her team since 2004.

The Chablis covers a wide area and offers very contrasted types of terroirs. In the particular case of the Château de Béru, the domain’s parcels cover a total of 8 hectares. They all are located in the Béru area and give wines that express the mineral and iodised notes typical of the village wines.

The vines are 30 years old. They are conducted in guyot double shoot, the density of plantation is 6500 feet per hectare.

Considerable improvements have been made since 2006, noticeably in the organic prevention of diseases, in the trellising, biodynamic practices, and in the soil work.

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CUVÉES
Wine

“Athénaïs Aligoté Maceration”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Aligoté
Vineyard: plots in St. Bris, east and southwest facing
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: two week maceration on skins
Aging: 12-18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2mg/L at bottling

Wine

Athenais “Les Lavières” Savigny 1er Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: limestone
Age of Vines: 69 years, planted 1954
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole bunch, light punchdowns and gentle pumpovers, maceration 2-3 weeks
Aging: 18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2mg/L at bottling

Wine

Athenais Aligoté

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Aligoté
Vineyard: plots in St. Bris, east and southwest facing
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: long slow press, cold settled, fermentation in oak barrel
Aging: 12-18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2mg/L at bottling

Wine

Clos Beru Monopole Chablis

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard: the vineyard has been a clos since the 12th century, the Béru family replanted vines there in the 80’s.
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2mg/L at bottling

Wine

Athénaïs Amphore Côtes D’Auxerre

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size:
Soil: schist
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in amphora
Aging: in old oak
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“AmalGamay”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Gamay, Aligoté
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous co-fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Chablis “Côte Aux Prêtres – Sans Soufre”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in old oak and stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Chablis “Montserre Zero”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Chablis “Orangerie Zero”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Athénaïs Syrah

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Syrah
Vineyard Size:
Soil: schist
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in old oak, no temperature control
Aging: in old oak
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

 

Wine

Athénaïs “Grenache Etcetera”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Vineyard Size:
Soil: schist
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in old oak, no temperature control
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

 

Wine

Athénaïs Carignan

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in old oak, no temperature control
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

 

Wine

Athénaïs Vermentino

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in old oak, no temperature control
Aging: in old oak
Fining:
 none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athénaïs Bourgogne Chardonnay

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in foudres
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athénaïs Chablis Preuses Grand Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 14 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in steel, indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

Athenaïs Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Soil: marl, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: low pressure pneumatic press, fermentation in old oak
Aging: 16 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athenaïs Chablis Blanchot Grand Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2mg/L at bottling

Wine

Athenaïs Pinot Gris

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in old oak, one month maceration on skins
Aging: 12 months in amphora
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Athenaïs Beaujolais

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster fermentation, indigenous yeasts
Aging: 16 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athenaïs Saint-Bris Bourgogne Mont Embrase

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Size: 1 hectare
Soil: kimmeridgien clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pneumatic press, fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 6 months in old oak barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: below 50mg/L

Wine

Athenaïs Epineuil Bourgogne “Hauts Dannots”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in old oak, no temperature control
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athenaïs Côtes d’Auxerre Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size:
Soil: marl, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel, indigenous yeasts
Aging: 16 months in oak barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athénaïs “Love Joy” Blanc

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in amphora
Aging: in amphora
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athénaïs Amphore Chardonnay

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in amphora
Aging: in amphora
Fining:
 none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Athénais Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 34 hectares
Soil: marl, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming:
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel, indigenous yeasts
Aging: 16 months in old oak barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Athénais Irancy “Cherelle”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone-rich
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02:

Wine

Athénais Chablis Montmains 1er Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 1.46 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, whole cluster, fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 16 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Chablis “Monopole”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone, fossilized oyster shells
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation in new oak
Aging: 30 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2 mg/L at bottling

Wine

Chablis 1er Cru “Vaucoupin”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: calcareous clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation in old oak
Aging: 18 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2 mg/L at bottling

Wine

Chablis “Terroirs de Béru”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, chalk, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 35-40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: 12-18 months in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 2 mg/L at bottling