Gerard Bertrand Or & Azur Rose Languedoc 2020

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Gerard Bertrand Or & Azur Rose Languedoc 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Grenache 80%, Cinsault 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - A delicate pink rosé delivering aromas of red berries, blackcurrant and wild strawberry. Harmoniously balanced, the refreshing palate of citrus and grapefruit is layered with delicate spice and a touch of violet. Wonderful aromatic persistence. 

Gerard Bertrand Or & Azur Rose Languedoc 2020

Delicate pale pink in colour, this refreshing rosé shows
vibrant red berry aromas layered with floral notes and
delicate capsicum and fennel nuances on the finish.


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
2019 marks a return to a more Mediterranean profile than the previous year. There
was less rain than in 2018; the rain fell mainly in autumn and winter, with a marked
absence during the summer which experienced a series of heatwaves. Managing
the water levels was a key issue in the vineyards. Mild temperatures in winter and
spring resulted in early budding, which required protection from frost using special
candles. Timely spring showers guaranteed a good supply of minerals essential for
the growth and development of the leaf canopy. Flowering, véraison and ripening
were all delayed by seven to 10 days compared to 2018. The vines were in excellent
health at harvest and the grapes reached good levels of maturity.


Vineyard
This wine is certified organic and "Bee Friendly". The Bee Friendly certification is issued
by the French body for sustainable development, ‘Ecocert Environnement’ and is
based on specific criteria designed to protect bees and pollinators. For example, the
use of pesticides identified as harmful to pollinators is prohibited. The label also
requires apiaries to be installed on the estates. In partnership with beekeepers, the
bees have taken up residence at the Château l'Hospitalet among other estates of
the Gérard Bertrand group. The ‘Or & Azur’ colours on the label translate into English
as Gold & Azure-blue and are symbolic of the Mediterranean sunshine and the
terroirs of the South of France.


Winemaking
Each variety was harvested at optimal ripeness. The grapes were destemmed,
cooled to 8°C and gently pressed to extract the desired level of rosé colour. Only the
first pressed juice was vinified. The must was cold settled and fermented in stainless
steel tanks at low temperatures, lasting for 15 to 30 days. Vinification focussed on the
colour extraction and aromatic purity. The wine was gently fined and bottled early to
preserve its aromatic, fruity character.


Tasting Note
A delicate pink rosé delivering aromas of red berries, blackcurrant and wild
strawberry. Harmoniously balanced, the refreshing palate of citrus and grapefruit is
layered with delicate spice and a touch of violet.


Grape
Grenache 80%, Cinsault 20%

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