Gérard Bertrand Corbières la Forge Boutenac 2008
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.
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
External Reviews for Gérard Bertrand Corbières la Forge Boutenac
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.
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Gérard Bertrand Corbières la Forge Boutenac
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. </p>
Dietary Information: Organic
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