Gerard Bertrand Chateau la Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc Languedoc 2018

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Gerard Bertrand Chateau la Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc Languedoc 2018

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Vermentino 50%, Grenache Blanc 40%, Viognier 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - A complex and highly aromatic blend with hints of hawthorn and almond, floral notes of violet and flashes of mango and apricot. A delicate hint of woodiness, with light accents of gingerbread and tobacco come through on the rich and unctuous palate. A wine of great substance, volume and freshness.

Gerard Bertrand Chateau la Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc Languedoc 2018

A delicate hint of garrigue with light accents of
gingerbread and peach come through on the rich and
textured palate. An opulent and complex white wine
finishing on a salty note.


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
Château la Sauvageonne is an illustrious winemaking estate, where optimal sun
exposure, excellent location and an exceptional terroir combine to produce wines of
distinctive character. The vines are planted in the northern reaches of the Hérault
département, in the shadow of the Causse du Larzac limestone plateau. This region
has its own unique micro-climate, with substantial temperature variations: the
distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on
summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested, with each variety brought in separately and only
when the fruit had reached its optimal maturity. The vinification process was tailored
to respect the unique characteristics of each grape variety and to capture the
essence of the Sauvageonne terroir. The grapes were destemmed and chilled to
8°C, then lightly pressed to extract only the finest juice. The must was then allowed to
settle at controlled temperatures, followed by fermentation which lasted between 15
to 30 days depending on the degree of clarification. Half-way through fermentation,
a proportion of the must was transferred into 225-litre oak barrels for six months of
maturation. The wine was left to mature over fine lees with regular stirring. Gently
fined the wine was bottled early to retain freshness.


Tasting Note
A complex and highly aromatic blend with hints of hawthorn and almond, floral
notes of violet and flashes of mango and apricot. A delicate hint of woodiness, with
light accents of gingerbread and tobacco come through on the rich and unctuous
palate. A wine of great substance, volume and freshness.


Grape
Grenache Blanc 32%, Roussanne 30%, Viognier 20%, Vermentino 18%

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