Gérard Bertrand Château La Sauvageonne Pica Broca 2016


£20.23 Price Per Bottle

£121.44 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - The bouquet is characterised by aromas of the garrigue, stewed black fruits and spice, with subtle notes of gingerbread. On the palate the cuvée Pica Broca shows fine, elegant tannins and is well-balanced with a pleasing liveliness on the finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
Silver, DWWA, 2017

No of Cases
In Stock

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A stylish wine packed with aromas of blackberry jam, spices and subtle notes of garrigue herbs, smooth and intense.


Producer Note
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. Acquired in November 2011, Château la Sauvageonne is located northwest of Montpellier. With a long winemaking history, this Château is a legendary site. The combination of its orientation, its situation on the Larzac terraces at 300 meters altitude and the exceptional volcanic terroir, produces stunning wines of unique character.


Vineyard
Château la Sauvageonne has a legendary location. It has an exceptional exposure, situation and terroir, which when combined together impart a unique character to the wines. Located in the Terrasses du Larzac appellation, in the central and northern areas of the Hérault department, it backs onto the uplands of the Causse du Larzac. The climate here is subject to great diurnal temperature swings, with the distance from the sea and the proximity of the Causse lending a certain coolness to the summer nights, which is beneficial for a slow and progressive ripening process. The vineyard soils are made up of Ruffes, sandstone and schist.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested at the optimum polyphenolic ripeness, then meticulously sorted before being transferred to temperature controlled vats. Each grape variety was vinified separately. A proportion of the Syrah was vinified in complete bunches, using carbonic maceration. The Grenache was destemmed, before a traditional maceration and vinification under controlled temperatures. Maceration lasted approximately 20 to 25 days. At the blending stage a minutequantity of Carignan was added from one of the top quality plots. The wines were then transferred to new 225 litre barrels, where they matured for a period of between 12 and 16 months.


Tasting Note
The bouquet is characterised by aromas of the garrigue, stewed black fruits and spice, with subtle notes of gingerbread. On the palate the cuvée Pica Broca shows fine, elegant tannins and is well-balanced with a pleasing liveliness on the finish.


Serving Suggestion
Serve at 18°C with grilled red meats, full flavoured game dishes and cheese from the Larzac.


Grape
Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
Silver, DWWA, 2017

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Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon

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Gérard Bertrand Château La Sauvageonne Pica Broca 2016

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - The bouquet is characterised by aromas of the garrigue, stewed black fruits and spice, with subtle notes of gingerbread. On the palate the cuvée Pica Broca shows fine, elegant tannins and is well-balanced with a pleasing liveliness on the finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
Silver, DWWA, 2017

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