Frédéric Berne has always had a natural connection with the land around him. Encouraged by his parents and attracted by wine’s ability to express its surroundings, he decided to become a winemaker. After a few years working across southern Burgundy, Frédéric set up on his own in 2013. Inspired by the diversity of the granite soils in Lantignié, Frédéric established himself in the heart of the village, at Château de Vergers.
Frédéric has six hectares between Beaujolais Villages, Morgon and Chiroubles, and is currently converting all his vineyards to organic viticulture. His parcel of Morgon Corcelette, just over one hectare in size, is on sandy granite soil and sits at almost 400 metres elevation. The Corcelette vineyard is one of the most recognised climats of Morgon, producing wines of great intensity and mineral expression.
Corcelette vineyard is situated in the famous village of Morgon (also classified as one of the 10 Crus of Beaujolais), it is a lieu-dit (named vineyard) in the northwestern corner of the appellation. This vineyard is one of the most celebrated sites in all of Beaujolais. In the glass it is a nearly opaque dark ruby, while on the nose it is a beguiling mix of black and red fruits: black raspberry, black currant, fresh red and black cherries and wild flowers with faint hints of white pepper and crushed granite.Additional informations (PDF)