Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Rouge IGP Aude Hauterive 2016


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Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

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

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Initially the bouquet shows concentrated, very ripe black fruit. After a little time in the glass, more complexity with grilled spice and toasted oak unfolds. The palate is lush and opulent, with velvety tannins. The aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums reappear with mint overtones. The finish is long and in perfect balance.

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This intense, complex wine shows delicious flavours of
morello cherry, chocolate and coffee with a velvety
mouthfeel, smooth and elegant.
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. Gérard Bertrand lives on this Domaine surrounded
by the vineyards where he first experimented with biodynamics. Domaine de Cigalus
enjoys a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate, ensuring early ripening of all the grape
varieties. The estate is cultivated with biodynamic agriculture and produces wines
which are powerful and structured with elegance and a true sense of terroir.
Vineyard
Domaine Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate, which is semi-arid. This
climate with its low rainfall is offset by the very deep soils, which store the winter rains
for longer, but are less fertile due to the presence of slightly chalky sandstone in the
subsoil. The vineyard is managed according to the biodynamic system, where the
energy of the soil lies at the heart of the process. All the work in the vineyard and in
the cellar is driven by a calendar based on two celestial objects: the moon and the
sun. The vines are in equilibrium with the soil and are therefore able to give full
expression of the terroir in the resultant wines.
Winemaking
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Carignan and Grenache. The
grapes were picked by hand in early October once they had reached optimum
maturity. The bunches were carefully placed whole in "cagettes" (very small wooden
crates) to preserve their condition and avoid any natural crushing. The Syrah and
Carignan were vinified separately as whole bunches, undergoing a carbonic
maceration. The other varietals were destemmed and vinified in the traditional way
for 20 days under controlled temperatures. The wines were placed in 225 litre new
French oak barrels, for 12 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered, followed by further
bottle ageing prior to release.
Tasting Note
Initially the bouquet shows concentrated, very ripe black fruit. After a little time in the
glass, more complexity with grilled spice and toasted oak unfolds. The palate is lush
and opulent, with velvety tannins. The aromas of blackberries, black cherries and
plums reappear with mint overtones. The finish is long and in perfect balance.
Serving Suggestion
To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16°C, perfect with roasted red
meat, poultry with sauces or ripened cheese.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 30%, Merlot 20%, Carignan 5%, Grenache 5%

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Data sheet

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

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Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Rouge IGP Aude Hauterive 2016

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

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

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Initially the bouquet shows concentrated, very ripe black fruit. After a little time in the glass, more complexity with grilled spice and toasted oak unfolds. The palate is lush and opulent, with velvety tannins. The aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums reappear with mint overtones. The finish is long and in perfect balance.

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