Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Pays d'Oc Viognier 2019

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Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Pays d'Oc Viognier 2019

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gérard Bertrand

Tasting notes - An elegant and aromatic Viognier revealing complex notes of peach, ripe pear and tropical fruits enhanced by subtle overtones of honeysuckle and orange blossom. This is a delicate yet textured Viognier with a lovely rich, smooth palate.

Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Pays d'Oc Viognier 2019

A delicate yet textured Viognier with a lovely rich and
smooth palate, full of ripe stone fruit notes so
characteristic of a top-class Viognier.


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
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. 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
The Réserve Spéciale range showcases the elegant, generous array of fruity flavours
produced by the very best terroirs in the region. The grapes for this Viognier are
grown on the cooler terroirs of the untamed hillsides in the Pays d’Oc, where the
vines enjoy optimum sunshine and low rainfall, bringing out all the complexity of the
region’s emblematic grape variety. The yields are limited in order to concentrate the
aromatic potential and the grapes are harvested at full ripeness, so that it expresses
its complex varietal characteristics.


Winemaking
The grapes were pressed as soon as they reached the winery and were immediately
transferred to temperature controlled stainless steel vats. After static cold settling,
alcoholic fermentation took place at low temperatures to preserve the fruity
aromatics. The wine did not go through malolactic conversion preserving its fresh
character.


Tasting Note
An elegant and aromatic Viognier revealing complex notes of peach, ripe pear and
tropical fruits enhanced by subtle overtones of honeysuckle and orange blossom.
This is a delicate yet textured Viognier with a lovely rich, smooth palate.


Grape
Viognier 100%

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