A beautiful, glossy, pink robe.
Delectable aromas of red fruit, blackcurrant and redcurrant in the rose. Delicate floral notes of rose and grapefruit are revealed on the palate, developing a fresh finish with delicious hints of strawberry.
A strikingly aromatic wine that is very well-balanced and boasts a remarkable lightness of touch.
The Naturae range is made with no sulphur or other additives. These distinctive wines capture the raw, naturalpotential of the fruit and the terroir.
|Wine maker notes
|Work in the vineyard begins with rigorous, precise selection of the most suitable plots to produce this type of wine (90% of the final result hinges on this selection process): perfect state of health, healthy foliage, fresh and dense grapes that have reached an optimal level of maturity. Determining the perfect harvesting time for these grapes is crucial, as a good sugar-acid balance and mature tannins are an essential requirement for this type of wine.
The vinification process is specialised and very precise, given that we do not use sulphur dioxide or any other wine preservatives at any point during the winemaking or bottling processes. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes are immediately cooled to 8°C and pressed in order to extract the pressed juice. The juice is cold settled to achieve a natural clarification of the must and removal of the all compounds liable to oxidation via precipitation. Alcoholic fermentation begins almost immediately, at strictly controlled fermentation temperatures of between 17 and 18°C. At the end of fermentation the wine is racked to retain a proportion of the fine lees, which will serve as the wine’s antioxidant defence during the maturing process, until final bottling. The wine is bottled relatively early in order to protect and preserve its unique aromatic character, and capture its distinctive qualities.
|From the discovery of the Tautavel man to the Roman hegemony in Narbonne, via the Visigoth occupation and the Cathar heresy, Languedoc-Roussillon’s past is steeped in rich history. At the beginning of the 20th Century, a phylloxera epidemic, coupled with overproduction and widespread fraud, wrought havoc for winegrowers, who subsequently decided to revolt. Since the 1950s the wines of the Languedoc have become increasingly refined, and the best estates now produce wines of truly exceptional quality. Gerard Bertrand is determined to drive this progress even further, through continued innovation and by creating internationally-renowned appellations and wines.