An intense, radiant robe with a subtle brown tinge.
Intensely fruity on the nose, withred fruit and raspberry aromas underpinned by complex, spicy notes.
A wonderful combination of supple tannins and delicate notes of scrubland and spices on the palate.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - This is an immediately attractive and approachable wine, with direct and intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum and boysenberry accented by notes of sweet smoke, mocha and pepper. Firm yet approachable, this is well-balanced with structured tannins and ample acidity. Drink from 2015-2018. - Editor’s Choice (Nov 2013)
Gerard Bertrand, owner of several notable wine-growing estates in the South of France, is a passionate advocate of the Mediterranean art of living. The Grands Terroirs range gives wine-lovers the opportunity to discover the unique character of thisregion.
Tautavel is a village in the Roussillon region, ideally located between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. Tautavel is steeped in history, recognised as one of the cradles of human civilisation. The vineyards are planted on pebbly soils, on limestone-rich terraces and south-east facing hillsides.
|Wine maker notes
|Work in the vineyard starts by selecting the most suitable plots of land for each variety. The grapes are harvested once they have reached peak maturity, determined by regular tasting, and are sorted twice: once in the vineyard and again in the winery.
The fruit isvinified in the traditional manner, the grapes are de-stemmed and then undergo maceration for 3 to 4 weeks. The must is then pressed before malolactic fermentation begins.
33% of the wine is transferred to barrels and matured for 9 months, while the rest matures in the vats.
|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.