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Gerard Bertrand Coteaux du Languedoc Chateau la Sauvageonne Rose 2015

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The Château la Sauvageonne is a legendary winemaking estate, where optimal sun exposure and an exceptional terroir combine to produce wines of distinctive character. The vines are planted in the northern reaches of the Hérault district, in the shadow of the Causse du Larzac limestone plateau. This region has its own unique micro-climate, with substantial temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are de-stemmed, chilled and pressed to extract the pink juices. Particular attention is devoted to this phase of the process, to ensure that only the finest juices are extracted. Fermentation lasts between two and four weeks. Half-way through fermentation, a proportion of the must is transferred to 60 gallon oak barrels where it ages on fine lees for 6 months with regular stirring.The nose is packed with intense red fruit aromas. On the palate it’s fresh and velvety-smooth with blackcurrant and redcurrant, backed with floral notes of violet and roses along with hints of citrus. Also delicate undertones of vanilla and gingerbread spice.

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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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Vintage: 2013 12/12/2014

The Château la Sauvageonne is a legendary winemaking estate, where optimal sun exposure and an exceptional terroir combine to produce wines of distinctive character. The vines are planted in the northern reaches of the Hérault district, in the shadow of the Causse du Larzac limestone plateau. This region has its own unique micro-climate, with substantial temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are de-stemmed, chilled and pressed to extract the pink juices. Particular attention is devoted to this phase of the process, to ensure that only the finest juices are extracted. Fermentation lasts between two and four weeks. Half-way through fermentation, a proportion of the must is transferred to 60 gallon oak barrels where it ages on fine lees for 6 months with regular stirring.The nose is packed with intense red fruit aromas. On the palate it’s fresh and velvety-smooth with blackcurrant and redcurrant, backed with floral notes of violet and roses along with hints of citrus. Also delicate undertones of vanilla and gingerbread spice.



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