Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 118 Coteaux de Narbonne Blanc 2020

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Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 118 Coteaux de Narbonne Blanc 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - An intensely flavoured and fresh wine with enticing aromas of grapefruit and pineapple. Refreshing and crisp on the palate, with elegant citrus notes and a zesty finish.

Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 118 Coteaux de Narbonne Blanc 2020

A refreshing and intensely flavoured wine with elegant
citrus notes of grapefruit and pineapple, through to a
zesty 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 values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. In 2020, Gérard
Bertrand was awarded Green Personality of the Year, by the Drinks Business Green
Awards. We are proud to represent this leading French name in the UK.


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
In the Héritage range, Gérard Bertrand highlights the history and the expression of
the terroirs of the South of France, by celebrating a date which has marked the
history of the appellation. Narbonne, the first Gallic Roman colony, was founded in
118AD and the wines of Narbonne have been exported all over Europe since these
ancient times. The vines flourish in the Mediterranean climate, with long sunshine
hours and a dry growing season, combined with the cooling influence from the
nearby Mediterranean Sea, which results in concentrated fruit with naturally
balanced freshness. The clay-limestone terroir allows for the perfect ripening of the
berries and produces elegant wines with a naturally fresh profile.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted before being sent to the pneumatic press. After a
light settling, the wines were fermented in temperature-controlled vats with a
combination of wild and selected yeasts. The wine was matured for six months on
fine lees with regular stirring of the lees imparting texture and complexity. Only the
best vats were selected for the final blend for this cuvée.


Tasting Note
An intensely flavoured and fresh wine with enticing aromas of grapefruit and
pineapple. Refreshing and crisp on the palate, with elegant citrus notes and a zesty
finish.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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