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Gérard Bertrand Tautavel Grand Terroir 2011

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Harvested manually, the grapes are separated from their stalks (de-stemming) before being placed in vats for maceration for 10 to 15 days. The grape varieties are vinified separately before being blended according to each grape quality. Pumping and maturing allow the "best" of the skins to be extracted before pressing. After 10 months in barrels, the wine is then aged in bottles before being released. Ideal at 64°F with pepper grilled, grilled red meat and mature cheeses. Tautavel produces a wine with exceptional style and a bouquet of ripe fruits (blackcurrants, blackberries), crystallized fruit and spices. The wine offers depth on the palate and a pleasant sweet finish with long tannins with light spices. "This is an immediately attractive and approachable wine, with direct and intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum and boysenberry accented by notes of sweet smoke, mocha and pepper. Firm yet approachable, this is well-balanced with structured tannins and ample acidity." —Wine Enthusiast (91 Points)

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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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Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.50 5
09/01/2015

Black and blue fruits on the nose that match the entry. Fruit forward with good acidity that turns to strong tannins and a long finish.Quality wine.



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Harvested manually, the grapes are separated from their stalks (de-stemming) before being placed in vats for maceration for 10 to 15 days. The grape varieties are vinified separately before being blended according to each grape quality. Pumping and maturing allow the "best" of the skins to be extracted before pressing. After 10 months in barrels, the wine is then aged in bottles before being released. Ideal at 64°F with pepper grilled, grilled red meat and mature cheeses. Tautavel produces a wine with exceptional style and a bouquet of ripe fruits (blackcurrants, blackberries), crystallized fruit and spices. The wine offers depth on the palate and a pleasant sweet finish with long tannins with light spices. "This is an immediately attractive and approachable wine, with direct and intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum and boysenberry accented by notes of sweet smoke, mocha and pepper. Firm yet approachable, this is well-balanced with structured tannins and ample acidity." —Wine Enthusiast (91 Points)

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