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Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale 2010

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The average yield is 25 hecto liters per hectare. After “greenharvesting” in June, the grapes are picked in late September when they have reached perfect ripeness. The grapes are de-stemmed (separated from their stalks) and then placed inv ats to macerate for 10 to 15 days. The pumping-over and maturing process ensure that the “best” of the skins are extracted before pressing. Ageing takes place partly in 225-litre barrels, after which the wine is bottled.

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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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Editorial Reviews for Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,277
3.00 5
11/14/2012

Rather stemmy on the nose with blooming aromas of wild black cherry jam, licorice and violet candies, slight root vegetable notes and a deep medicinal vein. This enters the mouth with a light touch, though there are noticeable tannins here offering early mouthgrab. The flavors are fairly intense, lightly fruity and dominated by stony mineral notes and sweet root vegetable flavors with a finish that is moderately long and brisk with plenty of dusty tannins and flavors of charcoal and old wood accenting the fading red berry fruit. 85pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
09/18/2011

fruit more pronounced here layered with peach, apricots, and honey, very aromatic, nice acidity and balance of fruit, lovely length as well


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
2.50 5
11/09/2012

Dark earthy aromas. Little fruit on the nose. Elegance yet rustic factor. Nose is off putting for me.


Snooth User: Sara Kay
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3.50 5
11/09/2012

Smells smokey and meaty, blackberries and cherries. Really nice flavor, complex.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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2.50 5
11/12/2012

Very nutty, like peanut butter. Better tasting than it smells, but a bit confusing with such a strong peanut flavor.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.00 5
11/09/2012

Cherry and cola with a bit of grassy flavor


Snooth User: amynraleigh
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3.00 5
02/09/2013

Three glasses


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.


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External Reviews for Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2011 02/10/2013

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: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2011 04/30/2013

The region of Picpoul de Pinet is one of the earliest civilised places on earth and has been a wine making area for over 2000 years. The village of Pinet is situated near Thau where the noble grape known as Piquepoule was first thought to be grown and which in turn gave the name to the wine known today as Picpoul de Pinet – a wine produced from the limestone soils of the Mediterranean and the celebrated southern French sun. 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 : 100% Picpoul de Pinet Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Pale yellow hew with intense aromas of exotic and citrus fruits, with hints of mineral, floral and vegetable notes. Fresh and aromatic, this great wine combines fresh aromas with fine structure and a very long finish. Serve : Best enjoyed young and served at 8°C with shell fish, grilled fish and other light Mediterranean salads. ABV : 13% Suitable for Vegetarians


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Vintage: 2009 11/27/2010

Displays telltale notes of honeysuckle and ripe pear, with peach, orange blossom, and citrus overtones. This wine finishes in a crisp clean style.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

This 100% Pinot Noir comes from the coolest altitude vineyards in the region. It opens to reveal ripe cherry fruit and wild raspberry flavours, notes of nutmeg and brown spice with silky tannins and a


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 06/26/2010

Das Fruchtbouquet ist ausladend und intensiv: reife Birne, Pfirsich, Orangenblüten, Zitrusfrüchte. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine frisch-fruchtige Struktur, die sich mit dem eleganten Körper vereint. Es ist ein gradliniger, fruchtiger Weisser, der gefällt und zu vielen Gelegenheiten passt.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

This 100% Pinot Noir comes from the coolest altitude vineyards in the region. It opens to reveal ripe cherry fruit and wild raspberry flavours,notes of nutmeg and brown spice with silky tannins and an


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

Passionate and committed to the Mediterranean lifestyle and premium wines from the South of France, Gérard Bertrand is pleased and honored to be able to present to you this unique Cuvée from our Réser



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Tasting Notes:

This 100% Pinot Noir comes from vineyards set at high altitude, among the coolest part in the region. This fruity wine offers aromas of ripe cherry, wild raspberry and spices. The tannins are silky and the finish is elegant and well-balanced.

The average yield is 25 hecto liters per hectare. After “greenharvesting” in June, the grapes are picked in late September when they have reached perfect ripeness. The grapes are de-stemmed (separated from their stalks) and then placed inv ats to macerate for 10 to 15 days. The pumping-over and maturing process ensure that the “best” of the skins are extracted before pressing. Ageing takes place partly in 225-litre barrels, after which the wine is bottled.

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