Gerard Bertrand Domaine de l'Aigle Chardonnay Limoux 2019

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Gerard Bertrand Domaine de l'Aigle Chardonnay Limoux 2019

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - A floral and aromatic Chardonnay with white peach flavours complemented by nutty, toasty tones and a lovely creamy texture. Fresh and light with mineral overtones through to an elegant finish.

Gerard Bertrand Domaine de l'Aigle Chardonnay Limoux 2019

A floral and aromatic Chardonnay with white peach
flavours complemented by nutty, toasty tones and a
lovely creamy texture.


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 and is formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and former
winner of Wine Enthusiast‘s European Winery of the Year. Domaine de l’Aigle lies
under the cliff of Roquetaillade, near Limoux, close to a nesting site for Bonelli’s
eagles, a protected species from which the estate takes its name. The estate covers
31 hectares in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with vines planted between 250 and 500
metres above sea level, making it one of the highest vineyards in the Haute Vallée
de l’Aude. The sustainably grown vines thrive in an oceanic climate with continental
influences and wide temperature ranges which combine to produce wines with
startling freshness and exceptional minerality.


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. The vines were in excellent health
at harvest and the grapes reached good levels of maturity.


Vineyard
The Chardonnay vines thrive in climatic conditions similar to those of Burgundy; the
vineyard experiences an oceanic climate with continental influences, frequent rain
fall and wide temperature ranges. The vines are planted at a density of between
5,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare, which produce concentrated wines. The vines are
trellised using espaliers to ensure optimal sunlight exposure, allowing the grapes to
ripen evenly. Pruning, de-budding and thinning out of the leaves are all conducted
manually and to environmentally-friendly specifications. The grapes are harvested by
hand and are transported to the cellar in special bins to preserve the quality of the
fruit. The vines are grown in compliance with the rules of sustainable agriculture set
by Terra Vitis.


Winemaking
The juice was immediately extracted by delicate pneumatic pressing, cooled and
left to settle before fermentation began. 75% was fermented in 225 litre French oak
barrels, the remainder in vat to retain the purity of fruit. The wine was matured on its
fine lees in oak barrels for six months where it underwent full malolactic conversion,
resulting in a creamy texture.


Tasting Note
A floral and aromatic Chardonnay with white peach flavours complemented by
nutty, toasty tones and a lovely creamy texture. Fresh and light with mineral
overtones through to an elegant finish.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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