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Friday, 27 May 2016

Not Just Pink Wine - Chateau de Berne

Lunch with Chateau de Berne at Les 110 de Taillevent

Run by former banker and MBA Marc Fischer, Chateau de Berne is a small but luxurious hideaway in Lorgues an hour outside Cannes; its clientele is more discreet than the glitterati and oligarchs who frequent the Cote d'Azur.
The associated winery, Vignobles de Berne, comprises three vineyards, all based in Cotes de Provence; Chateau de Berne, Chateau des Bertrands and Ludovic de Beausejour.

Production is, as you might expect, predominantly rosé, so we started by tasting our way through the range of pinks. All were elegant, adept and very well made.
Over lunch, we tried some of the reds and a white.

The wines are impressive not just for their consistency and variety but also for the distinctive packaging.

Entrée: langoustine ravioli
Chateau de Berne Rosé 2015 fresh, mineral, precise and elegant

Chateau de Berne Blanc 2012 (Semillon / Rolle blend aged for 9m in old oak) elegant, complex and rich food wine. Waxy, floral, leesy and fresh.


Viande: beef tenderloin

Chateau de Berne Rouge 2013 (CS/S/Grenache blend) warming and substantial with ripe fruit, violets and a supple texture.

Chateau de Berne 2012 Grande Cuvée Hubert de Bouard (Syrah/CS blend) dark and inky with complex, gamey aromas. Fresh and supple.

The wines are available at Majestic.

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