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Producer: Gerard BertrandGrape Varieties: Viognier 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Crisp yet fruity whiteAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: France
Pale yellow colour with green hue. The intense bouquet displays white flowers scents: acacia, hyacinth and orange tree flowers. Crisp and fruity, smooth, it offers pleasant flavours of honeysuckle, ripe pear, but also peach, orange tree flower and citrus fruits. The finish is crisp and lively with a good length.
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.
Gérard Bertrand's commitment to sustainable agriculture has been recognised with the ECOCERT certification, guaranteeing organic production, environmentally-friendly packaging and a low carbon footprint.
Soft pressing followed by static must settling and cold stabilisation. Fermentation in temperature controlled vats to maximize the fruits aromas and the freshness of the wine. The wine remains on the lees for three months with pumping over every 10 days after alcoholic fermentation is complete. The wine is gently fined and then 30% is aged in oak for 6 months. It is aged in bottle for a few months before release.
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