Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 118 Coteaux de Narbonne Rouge 2020

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Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 118 Coteaux de Narbonne Rouge 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Fresh fruit character abounds in this southern French blend, rounded and supple with blueberry and violet notes leading to an abundance of fresh black fruit and an elegant finish.

Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 118 Coteaux de Narbonne Rouge 2020

A round and supple southern French blend with
blueberry and violet notes leading to an abundance of
fresh black fruit.


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 values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. In 2020, Gérard
Bertrand was awarded Green Personality of the Year, by the Drinks Business Green
Awards. We are proud to represent this leading French name in the UK.


Vintage
2020 will be remembered for its extraordinarily changeable climate. The mild, wet
winter generously replenished groundwater reserves, allowing budbreak to occur
early. The warm, wet spring beat all records for temperatures and rainfall, stimulating
intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically
Mediterranean summer, with the absence of rain and high temperatures, allowed
the vines to mature serenely. Harvesting began on August 18th, 10 days ahead of
usual, with each variety being picked at optimal maturity. 2020 promises to be an
exceptional vintage.


Vineyard
In the Héritage range, Gérard Bertrand highlights the history and the expression of
the terroirs of the South of France, by celebrating a date which has marked the
history of the appellation. Narbonne, the first Gallic Roman colony, was founded in
118AD and the wines of Narbonne have been exported all over Europe since these
ancient times. The vineyard benefits from the Mediterranean climate, with long
sunshine hours and dry growing season combined with the cooling influence from
the nearby Mediterranean Sea, which results in concentrated fruit with naturally
balancing freshness. The clay-limestone terroir allows for the perfect ripening of the
berries and produces elegant wines with a naturally fresh profile.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked and then went through a manual double-sorting
process before and after destemming, to ensure only the top quality fruit was vinified.
Vinification lasted for a period of four weeks in temperature-controlled vats, where
fermentation took place with wild and selected yeasts. Once complete, the wine
was aged in vats for eight months. This cuvée was made in an unoaked style to
showcase purity of fruit and the nuances of the Narbonne terroir.


Tasting Note
Fresh fruit character abounds in this southern French blend, rounded and supple
with blueberry and violet notes leading to an abundance of fresh black fruit and an
elegant finish.


Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50%

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