All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
Phénix is a newer bottling from Yann coming from Fleurie's most prized sites: Poncié, La Madone, and Les Déduits. The higher altitude parcels comprise sandy granite, while the lower slopes are sandy clay with pink granite. These finer soils contribute to Fleurie's reputation as the Queen of Beaujolais, but ultimately it's the magic touch of Bertrand that renders Gamay at its most suave and seductive.
Yann grew up in Fleurie, but after studying commerce in school and traveling through the Alps, he never expected to circle back to become its generation's brightest talent. He found himself working in a wine shop, and surrounded by passionate people, the flames of curiosity were stoked. He moved to spent time working under perhaps the region's most revered names, Yvon Métras, and Jean Foillard. Like them, Yann knew that organic farming and traditional methods in the cellar would be his path forward.
Yann's family had purchased vineyards in 1992, slowly converting them to organic. And in 2013, Yann took a more active role leading the Domaine. He began applying what he had soaked up from these apprenticeships. Similarly, Yann's style is one of elegance, silken texture and is laser-focused on expressing each unique terroir in the Famille Bertrand stable.