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Gérard Bertrand Rivesaltes Legend Vintage 1945

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From Gerard Bertrand, this 1945 "Legend Vintage" Rivesaltes has been matured in wooden casks for over fifty years. Amber in color, this French dessert wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region is a clear amber color. On the nose, woody aromas with hints of chocolte, prunes and almonds. On the palate, flavors of prunes, orange, caramel and vanilla. Powerful and well-structured, it will pair quite well with chocolate dishes."For any serious fan of Rivesaltes, this is a must-have example. Aromas of dried apricot, toasted hazelnut, fig, ginger, sweet spice and candied orange rind fill the bouquet, while the mouth is silky and balanced, sweet and heady without being cloying. All of the aromas transition onto the palate alongside accents of walnut skins and shiitake mushroom. Soft salinity makes the long finish even more mouthwatering." -Wine Enthusiast (95 Points)

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Color: White
Varietal: Grenache
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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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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/12/2016

An exceptional, complex nose with dried figs, honey, nuts and fruit cake. Delicious, well balanced with an exceptionally long finish.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: 60% Macabeo, 20% Grenache Gris and 20% Grenache Noir Region: France / Languedoc RoussillonMaker: Gerard BertrandNotes: A clear, amber colour with hints of gold. The nose is powerful and woody, with hints of cocoa, prune and grilled almonds. On the palate, complex, powerful and tightly-structured with dried figs, honey, caramel, prune, candied orange and vanilla aromas. The tannins are delicious and well-rounded. The overall effect is one of harmony and refinement, with an exceptional length of flavour, delicious notes of salted caramel on the finish.Serve: At 12-14c with blue cheese or foie gras.ABV: 17%Res Sug: 113g/lSuitable for Vegetarians and VegansAvailable to Mainland UK ONLY



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From Gerard Bertrand, this 1945 "Legend Vintage" Rivesaltes has been matured in wooden casks for over fifty years. Amber in color, this French dessert wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region is a clear amber color. On the nose, woody aromas with hints of chocolte, prunes and almonds. On the palate, flavors of prunes, orange, caramel and vanilla. Powerful and well-structured, it will pair quite well with chocolate dishes."For any serious fan of Rivesaltes, this is a must-have example. Aromas of dried apricot, toasted hazelnut, fig, ginger, sweet spice and candied orange rind fill the bouquet, while the mouth is silky and balanced, sweet and heady without being cloying. All of the aromas transition onto the palate alongside accents of walnut skins and shiitake mushroom. Soft salinity makes the long finish even more mouthwatering." -Wine Enthusiast (95 Points)

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