Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 1877 Saint Chinian 2017

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Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 1877 Saint Chinian 2017

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Mourvèdre 50%, Syrah 50%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - A rich, smooth wine offering a complex bouquet of cocoa, laurel, tapenade and black pepper. Notes of black fruits and sweet spice are enveloped in elegant tannins through to a long, velvety finish.

Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 1877 Saint Chinian 2017

A lovely wine from the South of France showing chunky
olive and liquorice flavours with vanilla notes, spicy and
intensely flavoured.


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.


Vintage
2017 saw the growing season start with a cool and wet winter. It was a challenging
vintage in the Languedoc, notably due to spring frosts in April which damaged
many vineyards in the region. A warm summer helped to restore the vegetative cycle
and hotter periods encouraged the berries to reach good maturity levels. The
harvest was the earliest in recent years, with lower yields than usual, but quality levels
high.


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. Saint-Chinian is a highly reputed village in the Languedoc
region where vines have grown since the Middle Ages. 1877 pays tribute to modern
times, when the steam engine and the first Saint-Chinian railway enabled the wines
to be transported from the regions to capital cities, revolutionising the area. The
vineyard is planted on the sun-kissed slopes of sandstone and schist and benefits
from a cool micro-climate. Only the grapes from the plots best suited to producing
this type of wine were used in this cuvée. The majority of the grapes were handharvested.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully picked and sorted twice, once on the vine and again in
the winery. Vinification was traditional; the grapes were destemmed prior to
fermentation and maceration which lasted between three to four weeks. The wine
was then pressed, followed by malolactic conversion. One third of the wine was
matured in barrels for nine months, with the remainder aged in vats.


Tasting Note
A rich, smooth wine offering a complex bouquet of cocoa, laurel, tapenade and
black pepper. Notes of black fruits and sweet spice are enveloped in elegant
tannins through to a long, velvety finish.


Grape
Mourvèdre 50%, Syrah 50%

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