#WinegrowerPortrait : The Bertrand Familly
On January 30th, 2023, at the end of the Coupe des Crus de Saint-Emilion, 24 wines were designated “Coups de Cœur 2023” by a jury of professionals! Château Carteau Côtes Daugay, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, was one of these winners. Anne-Marie, Bruno and Catherine are the 5th generation of the Bertrand family, owners of this vineyard. Discover these winegrowers and their wine!
What is your role on the property?
Our situation is quite rare. It’s not that common to find all the brothers and sisters working on the same estate.
We are extremely complementary and have a common vision of the future, which does not prevent us from having passionate discussions from time to time. We all have our own specialties, but we are always happy to work together during the high points of the year, such as the harvest for example.
For my part (Catherine) what I like most is the period of leaf removal, it is an essential moment when we uncover the grapes to offer them the optimal conditions until the harvest.
You are one of the 24 "Coups de Cœur 2023" of the Saint-Emilion Wines. How do you feel about it?
"A great joy to be part of the Coupe des Crus "Coups de Cœur" for the first time."
Can you tell us about your wine estate?
Château Carteau is located on the southern slopes of Saint-Emilion, at the foot of Tertre Daugay on a clay and sandy soil. Originally, it is a small estate which dates back to 1850 and which has developed over the generations and particularly on that of our father Jacques Bertrand. Today, it’s a 17 ha estate which produces essentially Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. The property is certified with a HVE (High Environmental Value) level 3 since 2015.
The unusual element
It is not uncommon to meet 3 generations at CARTEAU.
Can you tell us about the awarded vintage?
Château Carteau Côtes Daugay 2019 is a charming vintage where the aromas oscillate between black cherry and toasted notes. In the mouth, the expression of the fruit is perfectly balanced with the roundness of the tannins. A wine to keep between 5 and 10 years.
Can you suggest a food and wine pairing with this vintage?
The Château Carteau Côtes Daugay 2019 vintage will match perfectly with a good quasi de veau and its morel sauce.