Gerard Bertrand Cross Series Banyuls 2015

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Gerard Bertrand Cross Series Banyuls 2015

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Grenache Noir 80%, Grenache Gris 20%

Alcohol by volume - 16%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Crimson red in colour with delicate purple tints, this wine reveals aromas of very ripe red fruits and wild berries on the nose. The full and rounded palate is beautifully balanced, showing jammy blackcurrant and blackberry, backed by distinctive woody notes and a long, elegant finish.

Gerard Bertrand Cross Series Banyuls 2015

A lovely bouquet of fruit cake and wild raisined berries
with a long elegant finish and beautifully balanced
sweetness.


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 LanguedocRoussillon.

Formerly 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. 20 years of expertise
ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style, driven
by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.
We are proud to represent this leading French name in the UK.


Vineyard
The boundaries of the Banyuls Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée production area run
between the four ports of the Vermilion Coast: Collioure, Port Vendres, Banyuls and
Cerbère, covering a total of 617 hectares. The soils are Cambrian grey schist and the
vines are planted on steep hillsides facing the sea, on very narrow terraces
supported by stone walls. These poor soils encourage very deep roots, imparting
complexity to the wines. The vineyards are influenced by the nearby Mediterranean
Sea, the mountains, the warm southern French sunshine and cooling coastal
breezes.


Winemaking
The grapes were harvested by hand at optimum maturity. They were then
destemmed and crushed, followed by a maceration period of between two to three
weeks. Fermentation was arrested through the addition of alcohol, known as
‘fortification’. This technique, combined with the long maceration enables an optimal
extraction of the aromatic and tannic substances and retains some of the natural
sweetness. Pressing took place, followed by maturation. One part of the wine was
aged in large oak barrels, while the remainder was aged in vats to preserve the
freshness and fruity character of the wine.


Tasting Note
Crimson red in colour with delicate purple tints, this wine reveals aromas of very ripe
red fruits and wild berries on the nose. The full and rounded palate shows beautifully
balanced sweetness, with jammy blackcurrant and blackberry fruit underpinned by
distinctive oaky notes through to a long, elegant finish.


Grape
Grenache Noir 80%, Grenache Gris 20%

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