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.

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021

Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Rose La Villa Languedoc 2020

A beautifully stylish floral ultra 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.
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
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 and 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 63%, Cinsault 28%, Grenache Blanc 4%, Viognier 3%, Vermentino 2%

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021

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