Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Pica Broca Terrasses du Larzac 2019

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Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Pica Broca Terrasses du Larzac 2019

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%

Alcohol by volume - 15.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - The bouquet is characterised by aromas of the garrigue, black fruits and spice, with subtle notes of gingerbread. On the palate the cuvée Pica Broca shows fine, elegant tannins and is well-balanced with a pleasing liveliness on the finish. 

Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Pica Broca Terrasses du Larzac 2019

A stylish wine packed with aromas of blackberry jam,
spices and subtle notes of garrigue herbs, smooth and
intense.
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. 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 metres altitude and the exceptional volcanic terroir, produces stunning wines of
unique character.
Vintage
2019 marked a return to a more Mediterranean profile than the previous year. There
was less rain than in 2018; the rain fell mainly in autumn and winter, with a marked
absence during the summer which experienced a series of heatwaves. Managing the
water levels was a key issue in the vineyards. Mild temperatures in winter and spring
resulted in early budding, which required protection from frost using special candles.
Timely spring showers guaranteed a good supply of minerals essential for the growth
and development of the leaf canopy. Flowering, véraison and ripening were all
delayed by seven to 10 days compared to 2018. The vines were in excellent health at
harvest and the grapes reached good levels of maturity.
Vineyard
Château la Sauvageonne is in a legendary location. It has an exceptional exposure,
situation and terroir, which when combined together impart a unique character to the
wines. Located in the Terrasses du Larzac appellation, in the central and northern
areas of the Hérault department, it backs onto the uplands of the Causse du Larzac.
The climate here is subject to diurnal temperature swings, with the distance from the
sea and the proximity of the Causse lending a certain coolness to the summer nights;
which is beneficial for a slow and progressive ripening process. The vineyard soils are
made up of Ruffes, sandstone and schist.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested at optimum polyphenolic ripeness, and then
meticulously sorted before being transferred to temperature controlled vats. Only the
ripe, healthy grapes were selected in order to maintain the high quality. The two
varieties were destemmed and vinified separately, with maceration lasting
approximately 20 to 25 days. The wines were then transferred to new 225 litre barrels,
where they matured for 12 to 16 months.
Tasting Note
A smooth and intense wine, with aromas characterised by garrigue herbs, black fruits
and spice, with subtle notes of gingerbread. Stylish and beautifully balanced, the
cuvée Pica Broca shows fine, elegant tannins and a pleasing liveliness on the finish.
Grape
Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%

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