Clos Bertineau

Montagne Saint Emilion

Bordeaux, France

  • 100% Merlot
  • Annual production: 1,800 bottles
  • Soil: Clay and sand at top, clay deeper
  • Vine density: 8,547 vines per hectare
  • Hand harvested into small bins 
  • Ageing: 12 months in French oak (33% new)

Clos Bertineau is a 1 acre plot located in Montagne Saint Emilion. In 2005, Philippe Nunes acquired this small plot, enabling him to turn his dream into reality: producing his own wine. Philippe Nunes grew up in the Bordeaux vineyard and graduated as oenologist from the famous University of Bordeaux in 1997. With experience on both the right and left banks, since 1998 he has been the technical director of La Fleur de Bouard in Laland de Pomerol. In 2000, he joined Hubert de Bouard’s (of Chateau Angelus) consultation team, and has been a partner in that firm since 2007.

“This is one of the more gracious and also distinctive wines readers will find in Montagne Saint-Emilion. Sweet tobacco, dried cherry, mint and herbs add lovely shades of nuance.” – Antonio Galloni, 2018

“One of my favorite low-end wines.” – Robert Parker