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Gerard Bertrand Code Rouge Crémant de Limoux NV


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £123.06

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Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Chenin Blanc 30%, Mauzac 10%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Code Rouge is a Blanc de Blanc showing great finesse and elegance. Almost crystalline in colour, with fine bubbles, this pale sparkling wine has a floral bouquet combined with aromatic notes of ripe pear, green apple, citrus and a touch of creamy vanilla. Fresh with a refined minerality on the palate and a vibrant finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2016

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An enticing floral aroma with notes of pear and citrus,
refreshing and vibrant on the palate.
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 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.
Vineyard
This cuvée comes exclusively from sustainably farmed terroirs located within the
oceanic climates of Limoux. Code Rouge is an ode to excellence and a tribute to
the world's first sparkling wine, made by the monks of Saint Hilaire Abbey near
Limoux. Historians suggest that Dom Pérignon may have visited this Abbey and
learned how to produce sparkling wines here, before taking his knowledge back to
Champagne. This blanc de blancs is made with Chardonnay, Chenin and local
variety Mauzac. It is a wine of great finesse and elegance typifying the terroir which
nurtures it.
Winemaking
A Crémant, made using the traditional Champagne method. The grapes were
manually harvested and carefully transported in harvesting bins. The juice was very
gently extracted using a pneumatic press, which allowed 30 to 40% of the press juice
to be extracted without having to re-press. The juice was then allowed to settle prior
to the alcoholic fermentation, which took place at a controlled temperature of 18°C.
A meticulous blending of the various terroirs and grape varieties was then carried
out, with bottling throughout January to encourage the secondary bottle
fermentation. Aged on its fine lees for a minimum of three years, the Code Rouge
was riddled and disgorged according to the Champagne method. This Cuvée has
all the traditional features of Gérard Bertrand's wines: the emblematic red colour of
the bottle and the Alpha and Omega symbols, symbolising the endless cycle of
nature which inspired its name Brut Eternel.
Tasting Note
Code Rouge is a Blanc de Blanc showing great finesse and elegance. Almost
crystalline in colour, with fine bubbles, this pale sparkling wine has a floral bouquet
combined with aromatic notes of ripe pear, green apple, citrus and a touch of
creamy vanilla. Fresh with a refined minerality on the palate and a vibrant finish.
Serving Suggestion
The perfect apéritif! A great match with sushi, Asian influenced cuisine, spicy dishes
or fresh fruit salads with basil.
Grape
Chardonnay 60%, Chenin Blanc 30%, Mauzac 10%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2016

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Data sheet

Vintage
NV
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Gerard Bertrand Code Rouge Crémant de Limoux NV

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Chenin Blanc 30%, Mauzac 10%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Code Rouge is a Blanc de Blanc showing great finesse and elegance. Almost crystalline in colour, with fine bubbles, this pale sparkling wine has a floral bouquet combined with aromatic notes of ripe pear, green apple, citrus and a touch of creamy vanilla. Fresh with a refined minerality on the palate and a vibrant finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2016

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