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6 Bottles: £65.28
Country - France
Region - Languedoc-Roussillon
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Gérard Bertrand
Tasting notes - The palest of salmon pinks, this is a wonderfully pure, fresh flavoured wine, with vibrant fruit aromatics. The fruity characters are echoed on the palate, which has a lovely minerality and a zesty finish.
A wonderfully pure, fresh yet delicate wine with vibrant
red fruits flavours and a dry, zesty finish.
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 Languedoc-
Roussillon. 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.
2016 was characterised by warm and sunny weather during the summer with cool,
fresh nights. Some regions suffered through lack of rainfall, resulting in smaller yields
of concentrated juice. These dry conditions did reduce the disease pressure in the
vineyard. Rainfall in September reduced water stress, resulting in good quality wines
with great flavour intensity.
The vines are ideally located in Tautavel area, between Mediterranean sea and
Pyrenees mountains, 30 km north to Perpignan in the South of France area. The dry
and sunny terroir enables Grenache, the emblematic grape variety of the
Mediterranean, to express its best aromas. The soils in the vineyard have a
predominantly clay- limestone content.
A manual harvest was followed immediately by a soft pressing. The must was
transferred under a protective carbonic gas atmosphere, prior to fermentation.
Fermentation then took place at low temperatures, of between 15° to 18°C, in
stainless steel vats. The wine was matured on the fine lees for several weeks with
weekly pumpovers, adding complexity and texture to the final wine.
The palest of salmon pinks, this is a wonderfully pure, fresh flavoured wine, with
vibrant fruit aromatics. The fruity characters are echoed on the palate, which has a
lovely minerality and a zesty finish.
Serve chilled as an apéritif, or the perfect accompaniment to Mediterranean salads,
grilled fish and Thai green curry.