Bertrand’s Wines has worked tirelessly to put together a Burgundy-centric portfolio built around producers that represent established family-owned Burgundy Estates. Bertrand Leulliette, a former Executive at Boisset and then Patriarche and Barton & Guestier is at the helm of this micro-importer and takes pride in “representing the Families and their interest with passion and enthusiasm in the US Market”.
The company is small but typically works with Fine Wine divisions within large wholesaler that have “a footprint in all Burgundy accounts, are able to work on more palatable margins than smaller distributors and pay their bills without asking.”
The portfolio is a blend of established producers and younger producers that expand through whole of Burgundy and Beaujolais without creating conflict with each Vignerons. “The idea is to have kind of a family of producers that all get along”.
The portfolio focuses exclusively on Family owned Burgundy, Beaujolais and a bit of Minervois from the joint Estate of Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot, Bertrand’s Wines is also the exclusive importer of Varichon & Clerc a small Methode Traditionnelle wine from Savoie.
“We have decided to incorporate the shields of Bourgogne and Beaujolais to reflect our commitment to stay within these areas only. We believe that being a specialist is better and from a geographical stand point, it makes it easy to be with our producers and to take our partners from the different tiers of the business to the House that we purchased in Beaune in 2017. You have to see Burgundy and Beaujolais to truly understand what is so special about them. We’ll have the ability to accommodate customers either with our producers or very close to them so that customers can experience what we experience as importer and guardians of these jewels for the United States. The Vignerons come first, without them we would not have a job… it is our duty to share their wines and to hopefully make many lifelong friends along the way.” – Bertrand