Gérard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Minervois Livinière 2013

£166.49

3 Bottles: £499.47

VAT included

Densely coloured with earthy and eucalyptus notes enhanced by hints of coffee. Textured, smooth and long. Textured, smooth and long, this wine would benefit from decanting to reveal the richness and opulence of this wine.

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Densely coloured with earthy and eucalyptus notes enhanced by hints of coffee. Textured, smooth and long.
Producer Note
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of LanguedocRoussillon. Named in 2012 as the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, he is known locally as the "King" of the Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. Twenty years of know-how ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style driven each day by four fundamental values: excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. We firmly believe Gérard will become one of the leading French names in the UK. Vineyard
This nine hectare vineyard, enclosed by dry stone walls, is located at La Livinière in the Minervois at an altitude of 220 metres above sea level. At Clos dOra, Bertrand has opted to use biodynamic methods for working the vines, using horses and mules to foster connections between minerals, vegetables, animals and humans. The soils are composed of chalk, sandstone and marl. Leaf thinning takes place before the harvest and the grapes are entirely hand-picked. Winemaking
Each grape variety and each parcel was macerated in separate batches in unlined, thermoregulated concrete vats. The Syrah grapes were destalked, vatted and vinified. The Grenache and Mourvèdre were destemmed and lightly crushed before vatting under strict temperature control. They underwent a very gentle maceration in order to limit the extraction of tannins, with some pumping over for aeration and humidification of the cap only. Finally, the Carignan grapes were whole bunch fermented at higher temperatures to extract the maximum of aromas. The wines then spent 12 months in French oak barrels. The wines were blended after the Spring Equinox. Tasting Note
Densely coloured with earthy and eucalyptus notes enhanced by hints of coffee. Textured, smooth and long, this wine would benefit from decanting to reveal the richness and opulence of this wine. Serving Suggestion
Enjoy with red meats: a juicy pan-fried steak, or a slow-cooked, rich succulent beef casserole.

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 30%, Merlot 20%, Carignan 5%, Grenache 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Densely coloured with earthy and eucalyptus notes enhanced by hints of coffee. Textured, smooth and long, this wine would benefit from decanting to reveal the richness and opulence of this wine.

Gérard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Minervois Livinière 2013

5797113A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2013
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
3 Bottles