Gérard Bertrand Château Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc 2016
£154.12 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - France
Region - Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape Varieties - Vermentino 50%, Grenache Blanc 40%, Viognier 10%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Gérard Bertrand
Tasting notes - A complex and highly aromatic blend with hints of hawthorn and almond, floral notes of violet and flashes of mango and apricot. A delicate hint of woodiness, with light accents of gingerbread and tobacco come through on the rich and unctuous palate. A wine of great substance, volume and freshness.
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A delicate hint of garrigue with light accents of gingerbread and tobacco come through on the rich and textured palate. An opulent and complex white wine finishing on a salty 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.
The Château la Sauvageonne is a legendary winemaking estate, where optimal sun exposure, perfect location and an exceptional terroir combine to produce wines of distinctive character. The vines are planted in the northern reaches of the Hérault département, in the shadow of the Causse du Larzac limestone plateau. This region
has its own unique micro-climate, with substantial temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually.
The grapes were hand harvested, with each variety brought in separately and only when the fruit had reached its optimal maturity. The vinification process was tailored
to respect the unique characteristics of each grape variety and to capture the essence of the Sauvageonne terroir. The grapes were destemmed and chilled to 8°C, then lightly pressed to extract only the finest juices. The must was then allowed to settle at a controlled temperature, followed by fermentation. Half-way through
fermentation, a proportion of the must was transferred into 225-litre oak barrels for six months of maturation. The wine was left to mature over fine lees with regular stirring. Gently fined the wine was bottled early to retain freshness.
A complex and highly aromatic blend with hints of hawthorn and almond, floral notes of violet and flashes of mango and apricot. A delicate hint of woodiness, with light accents of gingerbread and tobacco come through on the rich and unctuous palate. A wine of great substance, volume and freshness.
Serve chilled as an apéritif or delicious with grilled fish and shellfish .
Vermentino 50%, Grenache Blanc 40%, Viognier 10%
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- 6 Bottles