-Olivier Bernstein’s seven grands crus and three premiers crus have a wealth of old vines, which are fundamental to the quality of his wines. All Bernstein vineyard plots, save one, are at least 40 years old; most are between 60 and 80 years old. While officially acting with négociant status, Olivier and his team take responsibility for the vineyard work on their plots. “Viticulture is the very basis of everything. To get grapes of excellent quality and perfect health, the work in the vineyard is absolutely fundamental — and unstinting. It is impossible to make a great wine without a great grape,” explains Olivier.
“A beautifully expressive nose weaves together notes of elegant and pure red pinot fruit with scents of dried flowers and discreet earth aromas. The middle weight flavors are also admirably pure and refined with a seductive, even almost delicate mouth feel, all wrapped in a firm and impeccably well-balanced finish. This is really lovely juice with a Zen-like sense of harmony.”