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Gerard Bertrand Minervois les Matins d'Aurore 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Das Bouquet ist intensiv: volle Fruchtaromatik, unterstützt durch eine reiche Palette von Gewürzaromen. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine frisch-fruchtige Struktur mit samtig-weichen Gerbstoffen. Diese Cuvée weist eine schöne Komplexität auf, die sich sowohl von den Aromen wie auch von der Struktur her im Finale in Szene zu setzen vermag und recht lange anhält.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Gerard Bertrand Minervois les Matins d'Aurore

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,085
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/14/2013

Quite an impressive nose rich with dried meat and black pepper aroma over intriguing blue floral, red cherry and blackberry fruit dotted with hints of candle wax and fragrant clean oak. This is rich and powerful with broad shoulders entering the mouth and delivering cocoa-tinged game, mineral, oak and earthy flavors tinged with a hint of fig. It's also really tight with lots of powdery tannins on the palate and some dusty confectioners sugar notes on the back end. There is great focus here, and excellent balance, I just don't know where this is going to go, but it reminds me in a way of the Achaval Ferrer Single Vineyard Malbecs, which age quite well. 90pts with room for improvement.


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Snooth User: king fish
1063396182
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/16/2012

Awesome wine for a great price - Gentle flavours with room to grow - Blackcurrant flavours, medium-full bodied - maybe slightly tannic.


Snooth User: ron simson
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/20/2007

excellent


Snooth User: rn3
3353210
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/20/2007

well balanced minervois wine. more elegant than most wines of the region, but still with enough strength.


Snooth User: weinundmusik
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2002 02/02/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Frankhn2
6458863
5.00 5
Vintage: 1988 11/19/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Gerard Bertrand Minervois les Matins d'Aurore

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/02/2013

Gerard Bertrand is by far one of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France. He owns no less than seven estates nestling nicely 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 : 60% Syrah, 20% Merlot and 20% Grenache Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Deep rich red in colour, the nose is a complex combination of violets and raspberries, with a fruity and supple attack with delightfully soft tannins. The finish is very long, fruity and aromatic. Serve : To be served at 16-17° with pork meats, cold starters, familial food and every kind of cheese ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/02/2013

Gerard Bertrand is by far one of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France. He owns no less than seven estates nestling nicely 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 : 40% Grenache blanc, 40% Marsanne and 20% Viognier Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Pale yellow colour with green tints. The nose is complex, both floral (laurel, acacia or box wood) and fruity (exotic and citrus fruits). Very aromatic mouth with a nice acidity level. Grades of fresh fruits and a smooth finish. Very enjoyable and easydrinking wine due to its aromatic freshness. Serve : To be served at 12-13° with hot & salty starters, fish, poultry & fresh cheeses. To be discovered too as an aperitif ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/01/2013

Das Bouquet ist intensiv: volle Fruchtaromatik, unterstützt durch eine reiche Palette von Gewürzaromen. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine frisch-fruchtige Struktur mit samtig-weichen Gerbstoffen. Diese Cuvée weist eine schöne Komplexität auf, die sich sowohl von den Aromen wie auch von der Struktur her im Finale in Szene zu setzen vermag und recht lange anhält.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Bright yellow color


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 06/26/2010

Ein intensives Bouquet offenbart sich in der Nase: Frucht, Gewürznoten (weisser Pfeffer), die für die Rebsorte typisch sind. Dieser Syrah überzeugt im Gaumen durch eine samtig-weiche Textur und durch eine geschliffene, fruchtige Struktur. Es ist ein zugänglicher, ausgewogener Wein aus dem Süden Frankreichs, der auf Anhieb gefällt.


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