Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Rose La Villa Languedoc 2020

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Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Rose La Villa Languedoc 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre 25%, Vermentino 7%, Viognier 3%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - A bouquet of crushed strawberries, sweet spice is complemented by floral notes of violet and hawthorn. Powerful and generous, with a velvety texture and a revitalising freshness, this wine is built on tension and stamped with a brilliant salinity.

 

Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Rose La Villa Languedoc 2020

A beautifully stylish floral pale rosé showing peach and
cranberry fruit combined with oak and herbal notes and
a lovely, long white peppery finish.


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.


Vineyard
The estate is located to the North West of Montpellier, situated on the terraces of
Causse du Larzac at between 150 and 350 metres of altitude. The vineyard's
orientation, combined with its exceptional terroir gives it a unique character. The
landscape is moulded by the region’s volcanic past. The soil consists of stones
derived from sandstone or schist for the first 30 centimetres and then a layer of clay.
Specifically the soil is made up of “Ruffes” which is a thin, filtering soil rich in minerals
such as bauxite, iron and aluminium; and sandstone with shale, which allows the
creation of a water reserve. The area is influenced by wide temperature ranges, with
warm, sunny days and cooler, fresh summer nights influenced by the sea breeze.
These diurnal temperature differences are beneficial encouraging a slow,
progressive ripening of the berries.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked between sunrise and 10am, in order to retain
freshness. The Grenache and Mourvèdre came from plots of old vines on the
hillsides, which produce low yields of small berries. The Vermentino and Viognier are
cultivated on the schist hillsides. The Grenache was co-fermented with the
Vermentino and the Viognier. Full bunches of grapes were immediately pressed and
only the free run juice and the juice from the first press were used. After a cold
settling, the fermentation began in vats with natural yeast, followed by a partial
fermentation in oak. 80% was matured in French oak.


Tasting Note
A bouquet of crushed strawberries, sweet spice is complemented by floral notes of
violet and hawthorn. Powerful and generous, with a velvety texture and a revitalising
freshness, this wine is built on tension and stamped with a brilliant salinity.


Grape
Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre 25%, Vermentino 7%, Viognier 3%

 

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