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Gerard Bertrand Cigalus 2011

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Intense, complex and very aromatic nose. Very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle.One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon.Gerard Bertrand was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC.Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 5%, Carignan 5%Region: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balanceServe: To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c, with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheesesABV: 14.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Biodynamic

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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

External Reviews for Gerard Bertrand Cigalus

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/30/2016

Intense, complex and very aromatic nose. Very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle.One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon.Gerard Bertrand was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC.Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 5%, Carignan 5%Region: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balanceServe: To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c, with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheesesABV: 14.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Biodynamic


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/12/2016

Intense, complex and very aromatic nose. Very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle.One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon.Gerard Bertrand was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC.Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 5% Grenache and 5% CarignanRegion: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balanceServe: To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c, with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheesesABV: 14.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Biodynamic


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/12/2016

Intense, complex and very aromatic nose. Very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle.One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon.Gerard Bertrand was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC.Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 5% Grenache and 5% CarignanRegion: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balanceServe: To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c, with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheesesABV: 14.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and BiodynamicAvailable in 3 x 1500ml Cases


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/02/2015

Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gerard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 5%, Carignan 5% Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gerard Bertrand Notes: Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balance Serve: To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c.To be served with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheeses ABV: 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians and Biodynamic


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/25/2014

Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the "European Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast and "Red Wine Maker of the Year" by the IWC. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 5%, Carignan 5% Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balance Serve : To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c.To be served with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheeses ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians and Biodynamic


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/05/2015

Intense, complex and very aromatic nose. Very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle.One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon.Gerard Bertrand was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC.Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 5%, Carignan 5%Region: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. Intense, complex and very aromatic nose; very ripe black fruit, jam, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate is lush and rich with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit - blackberries, black cherries and plums - reappear and leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balanceServe: To be opened one or two hours before serving at 16c.To be served with roasted meats, poultry with sauces or matured cheesesABV: 14.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Biodynamic



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