- Dom Pascal Berthier Saint Amour Vv 2010 Product #25820 (In Stock)
Local lore suggest that this rarely seen Cru was named after a Roman soldier (St. Amateur) who converted to Christianity after escaping death and established a mission near the area. Often more elegant and spicy than Morgon or Moulin-à-Vent, they just as successful in cellar. Pascal Bertier’s Saint-Amour vines average 45 years age and sit on a gentle south/southwestern slope at about 230 meters. His 2009 was a tad closed when it arrived last April but was a sensation when we offered it around Thanksgiving.
The 2010 is built to follow the same path. Give it a short decant (30 minutes is plenty) now and it’s racy, juicy, stony fun with pure tart cherry fruit and red raspberry juice spiced with notes of wet stones and violets. The aromas get stronger and more complex the longer it’s open, and this will be fun to drink now with something like fruited chicken salad or couscous. And, just like last year, by Fall additional layers of fruit and complexity will emerge just in time for Thanksgiving!