Donated by Gérard Bertrand
Donated by Gérard Bertrand
Gérard Bertrand - Languedoc, France
Case of 6 wines from some of the Gérard Bertrand properties
The Gérard Bertrand Group is the spearhead of a viticulture committed to a better future led by its founder, the eponymous winemaker. With languedoc's biodynamic reference vintages, we create great wines with all the nuances of their terroir. Known for his great talent as an assembler as well as for his audacity and creativity, he and his teams work to make wines from the south of France shine all over the world.
The La Sauvageonne property is a daughter of fire, in the image of the dreams of the former owner, with a fiery temperament, who developed this estate. The climate has an extreme character, with sunny days and nights cooled by the altitude (150-350 metres) and the fresh air currents of the Larzac. The landscapes are marked by the seal of schist and volcanic land (Ruffes), emblematic of the appellation close to the Lac du Salagou, a tribute to human genius, an ode to beauty and biodiversity.
1 x Chateau la Sauvageonne White Grand Vin 2018
A fully biodynamic certified white blend of White Grenache Vermentino Viognier Roussanne. Grapes are grown on such exposure on exceptional volcanic soil giving it a unique character - "Grandiose and wild". Aromas of hawthorn, almond with floral notes of violet and mango. The slight touch of oak of this cuvée is very delicate giving notes of gingerbread and tobacco. This wine has scored 92 points from Wine Spectator
1 x Chateau la Sauvageonne Red Grand Vin 2017
A fully biodynamic certified white blend of Syrah & Mourvèdre. Grapes are grown on such exposure on exceptional volcanic soil giving it a unique character - "Grandiose and wild". A jammy nose with spicy notes of garrigue with subtle notes of black fruits and gingerbread. On the palate, the wine has fine and elegant tannins and forms a fine balance with vivacity. This wine won a Gold Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019.
1 x Chateau La Sauvageonne Volcanic Rosé 2018
A fully biodynamic certified white blend of Grenache Mourvèdre Vermentino Viognier. A unique blend resulting from a co-fermentation between Grenache, Vermentino and Viognier and fermented and matured in 6-month-old new French oak barrels to bring smoothness and structure. This rosé was voted best rose in the world in 2017 and 2018 by Drinks Business and was rated 91 points by Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Château de Villemajou; "The land of Villemajou fillls my childhood memories.
I understood the emotional dimension that a winegrower can feel for his vineyard. Villemajou is the yardstick, the barometer of our wines. I love this wine as an offering that my father gave me, a link between past, present and future”. Gerard Bertrand
1 x Chateau de Villemajou Grand Vin 2016
This is the famlily estate of Gérard Bertrand that he inherited from his father and where he trained as a winegrower. A "universe of roundness" with its rounded pebbles & hilly landscape. A wine from the best parcels of the Château de Villemajou. A most smooth wine with fantastic texture. This wine has scored 92 points from Robert Parker & 91 points from Wine Spectator.
The Chateau de La Soujeole Estate
When, in 1740, one of the sons of the lordship of Montclar bought the Soujeole, he paved the way for nine generations of owners. The estate is located in an ecological entity of great richness, known to botanists. The last direct descendant of the family, Monseigneur Bertrand de la Soujeole, rector of the Saint-Nazaire Basilica in Carcassonne, passed on the keys of the estate to Gérard Bertrand, who invested in the vineyards and the winery in order to reveal the quintessence of this unique terroir.
1 x Chateau de La Soujeole Grand Vin Malepère 2016
This wine is from a selection of the best plots of vineyards in the estate in the small appellation of Malepère. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Malbec giving a concentrated nose of black fruits and spices, the palate is toasty and complex with well-integrated tannins. This wine was rated 17/20 in the Bettane + Desseauve guide
The Domaine de l'Aigle property was born out of ambition to plant the grape varieties of the northern vineyards on this exceptionally cool terroir of the Languedoc to explore their quality potential. Gérard Bertrand acquired the estate's 40 hectares in 2007 with the aim of creating the best Pinots Noirs and Chardonnays. The estate is cultivated in biodynamic agriculture certified Demeter since the 2018 vintage.
1 x Domaine de L’Aigle Chardonnay Limoux 2018
From vineyards at one of the highest altitudes in the Languedoc-Roussillon, the soil and climate are like that of Burgundy. A delicate chardonnay with intense aromas of green fruits, and honeysuckle leading to a full bodied palate with buttery nuances and subtle spice with a lingering mineral finish.
Generously donated by Gérard Bertrand