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Gérard Bertrand Rivesaltes 1988

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An astonishing, powerful, rich wine with a complex nose of dried fruits, honey and spices.Gerard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon.He was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC and is known locally as the King of the Languedoc.Grapes: 100% Grenache NoirRegion: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Amber with terracotta tints. Fine and complex nose of dried fruits, walnuts, dried currants, honey with a hint of spice. Powerful and rich, with aromas of bitter oranges and wild apricots. An astonishing wine with an exceptional length and a praline aromas finish.Serve: At 12c with cured ham and melon starters, blue cheese or foie gras.ABV: 16.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

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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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11/19/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Gérard Bertrand Rivesaltes

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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/12/2016

An astonishing, powerful, rich wine with a complex nose of dried fruits, honey and spices.Gerard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon.He was named as the European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and Red Wine Maker of the Year by the IWC and is known locally as the King of the Languedoc.Grapes: 100% Grenache NoirRegion: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: Amber with terracotta tints. Fine and complex nose of dried fruits, walnuts, dried currants, honey with a hint of spice. Powerful and rich, with aromas of bitter oranges and wild apricots. An astonishing wine with an exceptional length and a praline aromas finish.Serve: At 12c with cured ham and melon starters, blue cheese or foie gras.ABV: 16.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans



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