Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 1618 Picpoul de Pinet 2020

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Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 1618 Picpoul de Pinet 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Picpoul Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - Rich and enticing aromas of citrus and hawthorn lead to a zesty palate of lemony flavours and a livewire acidity which keeps your taste buds tingling through to an invigorating finish.

Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 1618 Picpoul de Pinet 2020

Rich with zesty citrus fruit and melon, floral notes and a
fresh, white pepper and green apple 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
2020 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
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. In 1618, the botanist Magnol named Piquepoul as one of
the most famous grape varieties in Languedoc, in his book ‘Sylve Plantarium’. The
vineyard borders the Mediterranean Sea, where the oceanic influence tempers the
warm Mediterranean climate. The vines are grown in a limestone soil, which coupled
with the oceanic breeze produces fresh, elegant wines.


Winemaking
To reduce the risk of oxidation, the grapes were picked at a time when the
temperature was at its coolest, either during the night or very early in the morning.
They were taken into the cellars as quickly as possible and pressed immediately in a
pneumatic press. The musts were then left to ferment at low temperatures of 16 to
18°C, retaining the aromatic purity. The wine was aged on its fine lees, in stainless
steel vats for approximately six months, giving the wine added depth and character.
Bottling took place the following spring.


Tasting Note
Rich and enticing aromas of citrus and hawthorn lead to a zesty palate of lemony
flavours and a livewire acidity which keeps your taste buds tingling through to an
invigorating finish.


Grape
Picpoul Blanc 100%

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