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Gerard Bertrand Legend Vintage Rivesaltes 1974

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Gerard Bertrand Legend Vintage Rivesaltes 1974
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Producer:  Gerard Bertrand
Grape Varieties:  Macabeo 60%, Grenache Gris 20%, Grenache Noir 20%
Optimum Drinking:  Within 70 years
Wine Style:  Powerful rich honeyed sweet wine
Alcohol by Volume:  17%
Closure:  Cork
Country:  France

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Gérard Bertrand, Legend Vintage Rivesaltes 1974

 

Tasting Note

A clear, amber colour with hints of gold. The nose is powerful and woody, with hints of cocoa, prune and grilled almonds. On the palate, complex, powerful and tightly- structured with dried figs, honey, caramel, prune, candied orange and vanilla aromas. The tannins are delicious and well-rounded. The overall effect is one of harmony and refinement, with an exceptional length of flavour, delicious notes of salted caramel on the 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 Languedoc- Roussillon. Named in 2012 as 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. Twenty years of know-how ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style driven each day by four fundamental values: excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. We firmly believe Gérard will become one of the leading French names in the UK.

Winemaking

Seperate fermentation of both white and red varieties with the red undergoing a long maceration period. Fermentation is halted before the yeasts have the time to convert all of the sugar into alcohol to retain sweetness. The wines are then matured in wooden tuns, casks or barrels for 9 to 12 months before being blended and transferred to vats to age. This particular wine has been aged for over fifty years.

Serving Suggestion

Blue cheese or foie gras.

Grape

Macabeo 60%, Grenache Gris 20%, Grenache Noir 20%


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