The complex aromas of black fruit (black olives and blackberry) stem from the carefully controlled extraction process during vinification.
Its full, fat body on the palate gives it a remarkable elegance.
The rich, fleshy bouquet of aromas lingers on to reveal touches of roasted coffee, blackcurrant and prunes.
A passionate advocate of the Mediterranean Art de Vivre and owner of benchmark estates in the South of France, Gerard Bertrand reveals all the unique expression of the ‘Terroirs’ of the region.
The Minervois region, a vast amphitheatre up against the Montagne Noir, has always been a pole of attraction as witnessed by such famous historic monuments as the Chateau de Minerve. The soils, dating from the Eocene era, cover the stony, essentially limestone slopes of the Montagne Noir.
|Wine maker notes
|All the grapes are hand-picked. After total destemming, the two varieties are vinified separately so as to express the full potential of each one.
After the malolactic fermentation in the vats, the two varieties are blended and part of the wine is left to age in 225-litre Bordeaux barrels for roughly 8 months.
After light fining and bottling, the wine is kept for several months before marketing.
|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.