The Chardonnay grape is the key ingredient in this blend, contributing to the Cremantís well-balanced texture and providing the delicate bubbles. The Chenin contribute to Cremantís vivacity and in time, revealits exceptional richness. The Pinot grapes supply the exceptional colour.
Gerard Bertrandís Cremant rose boasts a beautiful, salmon-pink robe with glimmering reflections.
Delicate bubbles and an extraordinary vivacity on the palate, with a rich, indulgent texture.
A complex bouquet with long-lasting aromas of red fruit (strawberry and raspberry), backed with hints of toasted bread.
Cremant de Limoux is produced 25 km south of Carcassonne, from some of the highest vineyards (250 to 500 metres abovesea-level) in the Haute Vallee de líAude, and indeed the Languedoc. The appellation is framed by the Chalabrais plateaux to the west and the Lacamp plateaux to the east. Stretching out towards the Pyrenees, the appellation is remarkably consistent acrossits 41 communes.
The natural protection surrounding three sides of the appellation limits coastal influences and creates an oceanic climate with semi-continental tendancies, including frequent rainfall and a broad temperature range.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are harvested when their acid-sugar balance is at its best. The fruit is transferred to the winery and immediately pressed in a pneumatic pressing machine. The Pinot Noir grapes are not macerated, in order to preserve their colour. The must is transferred to the vats for alcoholic fermentation using the same process as that used for still wines.
After malolactic fermentation in the vats, the wine is blended together and then transferred to the barrels to mature for 6 to 8 months.
|From the discovery of the Tautavel man to the Roman hegemony in Narbonne, via the Visigoth occupation and the Cathar heresy, Languedoc-Roussillonís 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.