Gérard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Minervois Livinière 2013
One Case ( 3 Bottles ): £454.72
Country - France
Region - Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 30%, Merlot 20%, Carignan 5%, Grenache 5%
Alcohol by volume - 14.5%
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.
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Densely coloured with earthy and eucalyptus notes enhanced by hints of coffee. Textured, smooth and long.
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France. A biodynamic pioneer, he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon. Formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and winner of Wine Enthusiast‘s European Winery of the Year, Gérard has been cited as the “King of the Languedoc” among critics. Clos d’Ora is considered to be his ‘first growth of he Languedoc’ and is Gérard Bertrand’s masterpiece. It took him and his team 17 years to create this wine. Exceptional terroir, scrupulous berry selection and a biodynamic approach and philosophy result in a wine that is dense, textured, smooth and long.
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 d’Ora, 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy with red meats: a juicy pan-fried steak, or a slow-cooked, rich succulent beef casserole.
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 30%, Merlot 20%, Carignan 5%, Grenache 5%
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