Gerard Bertrand Domaine de Cigalus Blanc Pays d'Oc 2018

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Gerard Bertrand Domaine de Cigalus Blanc Pays d'Oc 2018

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 70%, Viognier 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - An intense, complex bouquet of ripe citrus fruits, grapefruit, with peach, honey and dried fruits, combines with lovely toasted notes. Full, rich and silky on the palate with vanilla, lightly toasted oak and buttery nuances layered with aromatic tropical fruits. Great length, which is lively and fresh.

Awards
91-93 pts, Robert Parker, 2019

Gerard Bertrand Domaine de Cigalus Blanc Pays d'Oc 2018

Opulent, expressive and smooth with aromas of white
flowers and guava, this is a complex and layered wine,
elegant and buttery.


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. Gérard Bertrand lives on this Domaine surrounded
by the vineyards where he first experimented with biodynamics. Cradled in a
secluded valley of the Corbières, in the terroir of Fontfroide or ‘cold springs’, Domaine
de Cigalus benefits from their tempering influences on its hot and sunny, semi-arid
Mediterranean climate. The estate is cultivated biodynamically and produces wines
which are powerful and structured with elegance and a true sense of terroir.


Vineyard
The vineyard is managed according to biodynamic philosophies, where the energy
of the soil lies at the heart of the process. All the work in the vineyard, from ploughing
to pruning, is driven by the lunar and solar calendar. Great care is taken in the
vineyards to achieve a healthy harvest, with low yields of 25 hectolitres per hectare.
Domaine de Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny climate, which ensures the early ripening of
the grapes. The very deep soil was formed by river deposits. It has a high water
retention rate and is infertile due to the presence of chalky sandstone subsoil.


Winemaking
Manual harvesting was triggered grape variety by grape variety when they had
reached optimal ripeness. Immediate pneumatic pressing was followed by a light
static settling. 70% of the juice was fermented in new French oak barrels, while the
remaining 30% was vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats to conserve
freshness and the integrity of aromas. The wine in barrel was aged for approximately
eight months- until the spring equinox- with frequent bâtonnage, while the wine in
vat was aged on the fine lees.


Tasting Note
An intense, complex bouquet of ripe citrus fruits, grapefruit, with peach, honey and
dried fruits, combines with lovely toasted notes. Full, rich and silky on the palate with
vanilla, lightly toasted oak and buttery nuances layered with aromatic tropical fruits.
Great length, which is lively and fresh.


Grape
Chardonnay 70%, Viognier 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

Awards
91-93 pts, Robert Parker, 2019

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