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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

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
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
1783064,202
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
10735211,390
3.50 5
11/09/2012

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


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
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


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

External Review
06/27/2012

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



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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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