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Producer: Gerard BertrandGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Fresh zippy white wineAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
A refreshing and intensely flavoured wine with lifted citrus notes of grapefruit, pear and pineapple through to a zesty finish.
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 values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. In 2020, Gérard Bertrand was awarded Green Personality of the Year, by the Drinks Business Green Awards.
2020 will be remembered for its extraordinarily changeable climate. The mild, wet winter generously replenished groundwater reserves, allowing budbreak to occur early. The warm, wet spring beat all records for temperatures and rainfall, stimulating intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically Mediterranean summer, with the absence of rain and high temperatures, allowed the vines to mature serenely. Harvesting began on August 18th, 10 days ahead of usual, with each variety being picked at optimal maturity. 2020 promises to be an exceptional vintage.
In the Héritage range, Gérard Bertrand highlights the history and the expression of the terroirs of the South of France, by celebrating a date which has marked the history of the appellation. Narbonne, the first Gallic Roman colony, was founded in 118AD and the wines of Narbonne have been exported all over Europe since these ancient times. The vines flourish in the Mediterranean climate, with long sunshine hours and a dry growing season, combined with the cooling influence from the nearby Mediterranean Sea, which results in concentrated fruit with naturally balanced freshness. The clay limestone terroir allows for the perfect ripening of the berries and produces elegant wines with a naturally fresh profile.
The grapes were carefully sorted before being sent to the pneumatic press. After a light settling, the wines were fermented in temperature-controlled vats with a combination of wild and selected yeasts. The wine was matured for six months on fine lees with regular stirring of the lees imparting texture and complexity. Only the best vats were selected for the final blend for this cuvée.
An intensely flavoured and fresh wine with enticing aromas of grapefruit and pineapple. Refreshing and crisp on the palate, with elegant citrus notes and a zesty finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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