Bertin-Delatte: 'Echalier'

Bertin-Delatte: 'Echalier'

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Geneviève Delatte and Nicolas Bertin have been based in Rablay-Sur-Layon, a village traditionally supported by fabulous sweet Chenin Blanc. In 2008 they purchased their own vineyard, a 3ha lieu-dit named "Echalier". Geneviève and Nicolas have chosen a different path and are making both dry red and white wines. Like many of their contemporaries in the ‘New France’  they have seen an opportunity to step out of the strictures of the AOC and bottle their wines as Vin de France, expressing their terroir through a different lens to produce  precise, textured and ageworthy wines.

The winemaking philosophy is very simple: intervene as little as possible (both in the vineyard and the winery) and let nature take its course.  However, there is no wonkiness, oxidation or funk here, which is only achieved by dedicated farming of old vines (some of their parcels were planted in 1929) and diligence in the cellar to ensure nothing interferes.


Bertin-Delatte (Geneviève Delatte and Nicolas Bertin)


Chenin Blanc


Rablay-Sur-Layon, Loire Valley