Bertrand Sixieme Sens Rosé 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Cultivate simplicity, Charles Lamb counselled his friend Coleridge, advice many wine growers might heed. Gérard Bertrand is something of a phenomenon in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Initiated into wine by his father George, he worked at Domaine Villemajou in Corbières while still at school, before pursuing a successful career in rugby captaining Stade Française, participating in trials with the French national team, and, on retirement becoming President of Narbonne. In fact, at the end of his rugby career, Gérard Bertrand decided to create a business reuniting the best winemakers of the Languedoc in order to give a new dimension to his own winemaking activities. Although we are not slaves to the varietal we do acknowledge that they are useful introductions to wine. For years we have sought consistency and quality across a range of vin de pays, looking for the same rigorous application that you might find in appellation controllée wines. Bertrand's wines successfully link the grape variety to the terroir to expertise in the winery. Grapes are harvested manually, and yields are naturally low, whilst the vinification process helps to determine the cleanest and most characterful expression of the fruit. All these wines represent stunning value. The Sixième Sens Rosé is a perky blend, a classically light pink wine mixing Syrah Grenache and Cinsault.

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Gérard Bertrand:
Gerard Bertrand quickly developed a wine merchant business by selecting winemakers and estates that shared his sense of what was called for. In order to express his talent as a winemaker beyond his native appellation of the Corbières, he chose to invest in other wines of the Languedoc with strong potential. In 1994 he bought the Cigalus Vin de Pays d’Oc parcels, then three years later the 58 he... Read more
Gerard Bertrand quickly developed a wine merchant business by selecting winemakers and estates that shared his sense of what was called for. In order to express his talent as a winemaker beyond his native appellation of the Corbières, he chose to invest in other wines of the Languedoc with strong potential. In 1994 he bought the Cigalus Vin de Pays d’Oc parcels, then three years later the 58 hectares of Château Laville-Bertrou in Minervois La Livinière. A forerunner in the Languedoc, Gerard Bertrand understood the evolution in consumer behavior towards expressive, well-balanced and elegant wines. By offering great wines at fair prices his success was immediate. The Prestige Wines of Gerard Bertrand quickly became the quality reference in the opinion of the professionals. In the footsteps of his father, Gerard has been contributing to the epic story of the Languedoc in these past years; he is the payee of the qualitative changes made to a good number of Languedoc terroirs and estates. He notably defends Boutenac as a terroirs and fights for its recognition by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine). In return of his efforts, and as a proof of the quality of his wines, consumers quickly take up Gerard Bertrand’s wines and repeat it again … the development of his business acknowledges this success. Read less

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
09/18/2011

more concentrated on the nose, syrah dominates, black pepper, darker fruits and stew like, big and concentrated black fruit with spices on the finish, very different, amazing complexity. this was one of my favorite reds tasted from Gerard Bertrand


Snooth User: DWCPSC
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3.00 5
11/30/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Bertrand Sixieme Sens Rosé

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/26/2010

Die Aromatik ist intensiv und anhaltend: von der Nase bis ins Finale. Blumen- und Fruchtaromen sowie Gewürznoten (Vanille) und dezente Röstaromen offenbaren sich im komplexen Bouquet. Die fruchtige Struktur zeigt sich im Gaumen und verbindet sich mit dem ziemlich gehaltvollen Körper. Im Abgang präsentiert sich diese Cuvée nuanciert, fein und fruchtig.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Bright yellow color


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
03/10/2013

This 100% Chardonnay comes from selected coastal vineyards and displays layers of lemon, ripe apple and floral notes ending in a full, creamy textured finish.


External Review
05/22/2011

Salmon rose color with very fine bubbles. Complex bouquet of red fruit aromas (strawberry and raspberry) and toasted bread notes. Lively and rich with very good length.



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Tasting Notes:

A bright yellow chardonnay with hints of green. Fragrances of white peach, apricot, toasted bread, and white flowers mingle with flavors of vanilla, toast, butter, and various fruits. A long and lively finish that goes well with lobster, white meats, and soft cheeses.

<p>This 100% Chardonnay has been fermented in oak and aged on the lees. The palate features notes of lemon and white fruit, with nutty and floral accents.&nbsp;</p>

Dietary Information: Organic


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