The Béru Family has owned the historical chateau, first mentioned in the 12th century, for more than 400 years, and grew vines for many generations. When the vineyards were destroyed by phylloxera in the late 19th century, the Family decided to leave the vineyards untouched. Until 1987, Comte Eric de Béru decided to replant the entire 15 hectare vineyard to restore the family tradition and history in winegrowing. Today, this historical chateau was owned and operated by Laurence de Béru and her daughter, Athénaïs.
The estate is located on the southern slopes of the Béru Valley, on the Chablis Grand Cru foothills. With its altitude of 350 to 400 meters with many different expositions, the village of Béru is located at the highest point of the region. A relatively thin but extremely calcareous and hard kimmeridgian soil, vines’ plantation become a hard work.
Like all northern vineyards, Chablis is exposed to mildew and odium. Rather than resort to systemic pesticides that dissolve into the vine sap that feed the grapes, Athénaïs has decided to adopted organic farming since 2005 and started a conversion to biodynamic in 2011.
Clos Béru Monopole
The notable wine, The Clos Béru Monopole, come from the famous Clos Béru parcel. It has been named since the 13th century wall that is surrounded by the parcel of 3 hectares, lies right next to the ancient trees of the Chateau. This 100% Chardonnay is grown in the ancient walled vineyard on rocky soils of limestone. The vines grow on hillslopes at 300 meters, facing south and southwest on some of the stoniest soils in Chablis.
Chateau and the vineyard have been owned by the Béru Family for more than 400 years
The vineyard located at the highest point of the region (350 to 400 meters)
Owned the The Clos Béru Monopole since the 13th century