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Producer: Gerard BertrandGrape Varieties: Syrah 40%, Cinsault 30%, Grenache 30%Optimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Easy drinking dry roseAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: France
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. 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.
2017 saw the growing season start with a cool and wet winter. It was a challenging vintage in the Languedoc, notably due to spring frosts in April which damaged many vineyards in the region. A warm summer helped to restore the vegetative cycle and hotter periods encouraged the berries to reach good maturity levels. The harvest was the earliest in recent years, with lower yields than usual, but quality levels high.
The contrasted region of the Languedoc-Roussillon produces fruity wines which represent all the exceptional diversity of its terroirs. The vineyards are located in the foothills of the Corbières and of the Minervois, surrounded by the local garrigue and cooled by the coastal breezes of the Mediterranean. The soils are predominantly clay limestone.
The 6ème Sens is a rosé wine produced by racking off from the vat. The grapes were not left to macerate, in order to avoid extracting too much colour. The fermentation started after leaving the must to rest and settle for approximately 48 hours. All the vinification operations were conducted under the protection of CO2 until the start of fermentation. The fermentation took place at low temperatures of between 15° to 18°C. The wine was then left on its fine lees until the start of the malolactic fermentation. It was left to age in the vat for a brief period, prior to being bottled.
Enticing deep salmon pink in colour, this is a fruity rosé with red berried fruit flavours balanced by pleasing crisp freshness and a flavoursome, tangy finish.
Serve with Mediterranean grilled vegetables, salads and herb-crusted grilled meats.
Grenache 75%, Syrah 25%
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