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Gerard Bertrand 'Reserve Speciale', Pinot Noir 2017, Pays d'Oc

Gerard Bertrand 'Reserve Speciale', Pinot Noir 2017, Pays d'Oc
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Producer:  Gerard Bertrand
Grape Varieties:  Pinot Noir 100%
Optimum Drinking:  Within 4 years
Wine Style:  Fruity yet smooth red
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Agglomerated cork
Country:  France

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Gérard Bertrand Reserve Speciale, Pinot Noir 2017, IGP Pays d'Oc

A fruity and easy drinking wine offering notes of ripe cherry and wild raspberry combined with a hint of spice.

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.

Vineyard

A generous array of fruity flavours comes from grapes grown in the very best terroirs of the region, which enjoy optimum sunshine and low rainfall. The vines are grown in the region's coolest areas, which are situated at altitude and this helps to showcase the complexity of this grape variety. The vines are green harvested in June and produce an average yield of 25 hectolitres per hectare. The grapes are picked in late September, when they have reached optimum maturity.

Winemaking

The grapes were de-stemmed before being placed into vats for a maceration that lasted approximately 10 to 15 days. Pumping-over extracted the desired levels of colour, aromas and fine tannins prior to pressing. The wine was vinified in the traditional manner and was then partially matured in 225 litre barrels, before being bottled.

Tasting Note

A fruity wine offering notes of ripe cherry and wild raspberry combined with a hint of spice. Smooth and silky on the palate with an elegant and balanced finish.

Serving Suggestion

Grilled lamb, lightly spiced chicken tagine or mature cheese.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%


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