Gerard Bertrand Terroir Picpoul de Pinet 2016
6 Bottles: £72.76
Country - France
Region - Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape Varieties - Picpoul Blanc 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Gérard Bertrand
Tasting notes - A complex nose, full of citrus and floral notes combined with white peach, exotic fruit and a hint of pineapple. The palate is rich with zesty fruit and a livewire acidity which keeps your taste buds tingling. The finish is long and well rounded.
Rich with zesty citrus fruit, floral notes and a livewire
freshness which keeps your taste buds tingling.
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.
The vineyard is situated on the banks of the Thau lake, between the scrubland and
the sea, where the vines are grown in limestone soils. The Mediterranean climate
tempers the daily temperature swings, with the sea breeze cooling the heat of the
day and the mass of water of the lake, acting as a thermal reservoir to offset the
drop in temperature at night. The vines yield 55hl/ha.
To reduce the risk of oxidation, the grapes were picked at a time when the
temperature was at its coolest, either during the night or very early in the morning.
They were brought into the cellars as quickly as possible and pressed immediately in
a pneumatic press. The musts were then left to ferment at low temperatures of
between 16 to 18°C. The wine was aged on its fine lees, in stainless steel vats for
approximately six months, giving the wine added depth and character. Bottling took
place the following spring.
A complex nose, full of citrus and floral notes combined with white peach, exotic fruit
and a hint of pineapple. The palate is rich with zesty fruit and a livewire acidity which
keeps your taste buds tingling. The finish is long and well rounded.
Best with shellfish such as oysters, stuffed clams and mussel soup.
Picpoul Blanc 100%
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
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